October 30th, 2019 @ 12:35 pm
i often wonder to myself, did people that were born in the 50s/60s feel the way i’m feeling NOW, in this era with the changes in technology? i am heading towards being middle aged in the 2020’s, and it’s fuckin’ weird.
i come from a time when it was important to have a person computer in the home. i got wayyyy into graphic design and coding (hence, i still have this and other websites), and here i am, bored. i am bored because the things i used to use are now gone. AOL, AIM, myspace, online boards. AOL/AIM were from the same era, and then facebook took over myspace. when one hates fb so much, what do you do now?
i’ve bitched about this stuff before, so i don’t want to get toooo into it, but i looked at VSCO again today and was re-inspired to complain. why are we letting fb/instagram scoop up all the money when there are other apps out there, or apps that could be developed? COME ON NERDS.
it’s funny how vsco it’s a thing now… i was using vsco just as an editing app back in the early 2010’s because it introduced me to the “fade” element of photo editing, that other apps didn’t have at the time. i don’t remember why i stopped using it, but now it’s a full-blown app (taken over by teenagers). i was thinking – the kids that use it now, they were around 8 years old then?! so weird. at any rate, i ended up signing in to see what the back end is doing there. apparently they have free and paid account levels. i think that’s pretty cool, and it was reasonable at $20 per year if you do the paid version (mainly paying for editing presets/filters/etc.). i respect that more than i do facebook.
i used to pay for flickr every year but it turned to shitwads a few years back, and instagram and fallen to the facebook shitbrains and is overrun with shit ads (if i see one more fucking stay at home mom, who is BLESSED, with 3 kids and a dog, with a curling iron in her hand and her mouth open like she’s just been surprised, i’ll fucking puke). THEY ARE ALL SO FUCKING CORNY OMG GET A REAL JOB. i hate it.
i do appreciate that they FINALLY got rid of the “following” tab, but it’s still SHITE at the end of the day.
vsco doesn’t seem to have public comments/views, etc. – the owners of it don’t want people to be focused on likes for the sake of society, but i think people would be completely fine with the ello-type eye that shows how many people have seen it vs. double tapping… it’s simple, why don’t these apps just have feature built in? that would make IG so much better.
i don’t use stories, so i am guessing that’s what all the little thirsties are pacified with at the moment vs. worrying about views vs. likes.
anyways, so flickr vs. ello vs. VSCO – but are there any other options we can get on the same page with? i’m BORED with everything and i’m not young enough to want to do bullshit like tiktok. flickr doesn’t seem to have improved all that much, and everyone that DID use it, doesn’t anymore. is VSCO filled with too many teens to get into it? i dunno.
i want to keep meeting rad, new people with common interests, not staring at idiot selfies.