I entered a little corner of my daughter’s world about three months ago. I started using Instagram. It was really just to keep an eye on what she was posting, but now I’m hooked. I’ve posted nearly 300 images and have over a hundred followers (not many considering lots of folks have thousands, even my daughter has more followers than me). There are a couple of the interesting things about it, though. First, the images are all square which means my penchants for negative space and off center subjects is constantly challenged. In fact, some of my favorite shots won’t work in the 612 x 612 space. Then there is the phenomena of what images people like. What they like are not necessarily my favorites, and sometimes what I think is a really great photograph doesn’t get much attention at all. Theses five images are the ones that have the most “Likes” in my library. Some of them have been posted on mywastedspace.com before in their full frame dimensions, some I never considered posting before. Come see what you like @pbwomack on Instagram.
Since its inception Instagram has been adding one feature here one feature there and slowly has become really robust. The latest update gives users the ability to see which images theyâ€™ve liked on Instagram. Until now you liked something and within five minutes it was forgotten. Unless you remembered the photographerâ€™s name, or unless the image was tagged, you couldnâ€™t find it again. Now you can. If you update to the latest version (v1.18.17), you gain an extra option called â€œPhotos youâ€™ve likedâ€. They are displayed as a grid, but itâ€™s easy to switch to a feed view as well. Instagram displays the latest 32 photos you liked, but you can obviously load more. A simple addition, but it makes Instagram more appealing and sticky.