December 19, 2012

Everyone's Gotta Calm Down about Instagram

MG Siegler, TechCrunch


The real world: Quit, verb, to leave (a place), usually permanently.

The internet: Quit, verb, to threaten to leave as loudly as possible, usually over something stupid, then do nothing.

Some days I feel like the blogosphere is full of paranoid attention whores. Other days, I’m sure of it. Today is one of those days.

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TAGGED: Instagram


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