It’s been a weird week:
Is it any wonder I’m still a little confused?
Beer. Beer is probably the best solution here.
We at 6000 Towers think that Iceland is pretty cool. We might have mentioned that before. Repeatedly.
But here’s yet another feather in the cap of the chilly volcanic island’s cap: Lögreglan – The Reykjavík metropolitan police official Instagram account.
How cool are these guys?
Presumably, there’s some actual police work going on at some point as well. Presumably.
I do use Instagram, but I use it to share photos rather than to follow other people – there’s Flickr and or twitter for that sort of thing. However, I’m going to make Lögreglan the first and only account I’m following. And I won’t be alone, with their cult following of almost 19,000 users.
I somehow can’t see the Cape Town metro cops doing something like this, and even if they did, I can’t see it being nearly as good as the Lögreglan one.
Yes, South Africa is very cool, but Iceland is (quite literally) a bit cooler.
As viewed from the bedroom window this morning:
and as shared on my Instagram feed almost immediately afterwards.
Normally a Pro subscription to Flickr will run you $25 for a year, but until January 4th, you can get your start for free. Existing pro-users won’t get left out in the cold either; their next payment date will be pushed back three months automatically. How nice.
This excellent deal is widely believed to be an effort to mop up the Instagram users who have defected from their natural hipster home because of the much publicised (and much over-exaggerated) new T&C’s. Those new terms don’t bother me, but I’ll happily take the extra three months free, thank you very much.
The Flickr app for Android is rather similar to the Instagram one, which makes this a good deal for those who are a little disgruntled with the latter. However, for me, the photo filters and options available on either of those apps are dwarfed by Vignette, which I have been enjoying for a few years now and which gets better and better. Give it a go by clicking here (QR code) – although you’ll still need a photo sharing program (like Flickr, maybe?), you’ll have better photos to share.
You can see my photos, follow me and whatever else you do with Instagram (I’m still learning) here.
I’m just going to see how it goes initially, but already it seems more mobile friendly than Vignette and Flickr for sharing photos. I think that that combination still has its place for longer term photo sharing though. Instagram is definitely more… instant.