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?
Brekkan getur oft verið ansi brött, en ekkert er óyfirstíganlegt… #þrjárbrattar & Brace yourselves winter is coming
Fuglunum gefið brauð & Var sumarið ekki að undirbúa komu sína? #reiðhjólasumar #snjóengill
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.
If, like me, you enjoy a bit of Flickr every now and again (here’s mine, now show me yours), you’ll be delighted with the news that Pro members will get three months free.
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.
Instagram has finally been released for Android [QR] and I’m giving it a go.
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.
Each to their own of course, but I thought I’d share three sites with you that make me laugh (out loud) each time I visit them.
That’s not to say that they’ll make you laugh too. But they might. You may wish to give this a go.
The first, obviously, is Damn You, Autocorrect. This won’t be new to most people, but it deserves a mention here.
DYA illustrates the outcomes from SMSs where the iPhone’s “Autocorrect” function changes one word to another, giving the message an entirely and often hilarious new meaning. Much of it is therefore based around sex or toilet humour, but it’s still very amusing.
It does make me wonder just how much time, energy and money is wasted by iPhone users though. My Android just gets the correct message through first time. Not funny, just effective.
Secondly, a new find via @Terranceb on twitter. This is “Literally Unbelievable” … and it is just that.
Of course, everyone worldwide has heard of spoof news site The Onion – pretty funny enough in its own right. Well, everyone that is aside from the individuals on “LU”, who take each spoof story as gospel and vent their disappointment, anger and (ironically) their disbelief at the stuff they are reading. It’s like a targeted Lamebook – demonstrating the dangerous stupidity of some people of Facebook.
“LU” is a new site and I really hope it gets going.
Finally, for the moment, the long overdue compendium of Instagram Quote Rebuttals.
Instagram is the iPhone app favoured by hipsters to “paint with light” and whose images are often the often vacuous attempts at “profound monologues” that are crying out for an answer. Well, now they’ve been answered. Hilariously.
Some are a little rude, the odd one isn’t actually very good. But the vast majority of them are, as Edu would say “qualitay”.
Feel free to share your favourite LOL sites in the comments below.
Please note that anything involving cats will not be tolerated.