The familiar gets the most applause

Farewell Flickr, Farewell Instagram by Alexander S. Kunz (

Or perhaps it’s too late? This mechanism of “the familiar gets the most applause” was most apparent to me on Flickr and Instagram, and witnessing it is demotivating for me. I know that’s a problem that only exists in my own head of course – but I had to remove myself from it because it’s not the kind of feedback I want to get from using a photo sharing site. I’m influenced by it, and it’s time to change what influences me.

I'm considering deleting my Instagram account. Again.

Author: Khürt Williams

Gen X-er near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, technology, and photography. I love hiking in the woods, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres.

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