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Instagram

Instagram puzzles me. It's a photo album of whatever people are doing at some moment. What puzzles me is why I would want to know that you are sitting in some foodie place eating whatever?

Instagram is not the first web photo album, just the current popular one. We all know Facebook (they own Instagram), Reddit, and some oldies like MySpace have photo albums. Those sites puzzle me too.

I have looked around the web for some answers as to why Instagram is so popular. Some psychology and anthropology experts have posed theories:
We like to share. OK I get that. We want to share with our friends and our friends want to share with us. That's the Social part of social media. So why drag the rest of us into it? I say text them privately. We fear missing out (FOMO) - worried that your friend and the rest of the world are doing something you should know about. Honestly, this isn't true. Your friends are doing the same as you and you know no one need worry about what you are …