Instagram Alternatives?

screengrab of Vero for desktop
screengrab of Vero for desktop

A while back I blogged about an alternative to Instagram. The service called glass is good and as it uses a paid model doesn’t rely on advertising or algorithms. A recent tweet, by Andy Adams reminded me of another service, vero.

So to recap, I have 5 social media photo accounts:-

Vero has announced a beta desktop app.  Glass has a dedicated tablet app, unlike instagram. Vero has no ads and no algorithm as far as I can tell at this stage,  pixelfed.social is volunteer run and an “instance” of mastadon. So all these services are in my mind superior to Instagram, while offering the familiar smart phone experience, without the “influencers” and the algorithms.

Flickr occupies the most of my online time however. It’s really a big screen experience though. [It has a mobile app and good integration between the website and the smart phone app.] Or at the least a tablet one. So if you were to include flickr I really have 6 social media accounts dedicated to photography.

☛ Website | Flickr | Instagram | Photography links | Twitter | Tumblr ☚

flickrriver?

Flickr river is a site that taps into the flickr api and offers some interesting feedback. It created  a randomly generated series of my “most interesting” pictures. Most interesting is generated by an algorithm. As an algorithm it has little to do with the visual quality of the images  and may draw on other aspects of my activity across the flickr website.

Flickr river has been around as long as flickr itself and over the years the developer has added interesting features.

s2art - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

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