December 19, 2012

Why I Quit Instagram

Mat Honan, Wired

AP Photo

I quit Instagram today. Not only that, I nuked my account. It’s gone; deleted. Can’t get it back. No more. I signed up for Instagram a month after it launched, in November of 2010. I was hooked from the giddy-up. My first photo? A pretty boring beach scene: gone now, but you can still see it above. Photos of food and beer and nights out on the town followed – banalities and burritos and bad photography, through Valencia hues.

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