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Instagram and Twitter

A long article to say that Instagram is to news photographers what Twitter was to the news journalists: it’s faster,  and reaches more places, but most of it isn’t relevant, has no interest in competing with the pros.

For a simple service that lets people share their photos with others from a mobile device, Instagram gets a lot of criticism, bordering on hate. […] it’s because some people seem to believe that the ease with which amateur photographers can post photos to the service, and the filters Instagram provides in order to add special effects to them, are ruining photography

via What the Instagram backlash says about the future of media.