For the traveler, every act of uploading data from the road is an act of performance. The traveler, by virtue of their circumstances, is unconsciously placed on a kind of social stage for the people they've left behind.
If Instagram was going to make big changes to its service, as many feared, I at least wanted to know what else was out there. As I began using Flickr's new mobile app, I immediately realized: This can do everything Instagram can do. Plus more.
Instagram's changes are numerous and seem fairly atrocious to those who care about and follow such matters. The message is also pretty user un-friendly: take it or leave it. Literally. Many did not know what to make of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram earlier this year. I guess now we do.
With fall just around the corner and longings for layers and scarves starting to creep in, I like to start my shopping by first gathering ideas on the Internet. Here are some of my favorite online destinations for inspiration.