To stave off a case of terminal boredom, I decided to check in on some of my favorite social media sites tonight to see if I could entertain myself. I never know what I’ll find when I log on to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr at any given moment. Let’s see if there’s anything worth reading and sharing tonight.
If you’re not aquainted with Instagram.com, this is a website where users take pictures with their phones and upload them immediately to share with their followers. Instagram is famous (or should I say infamous?) for its users who post pictures of their food.
For example, this is an actual photo I just saw on Instagram, which appears to be a salmon pate, topped with cream cheese and chives. In the shape of a cake.
I’m not even sure why someone would eat this, much less take a picture of it. But what do I know? I’m told that Instagram is the new Facebook, so there’s apparently an entire market for pictures that foodies can drool over and share.
Some Instagram users prefer to post their future hangovers.
In case they forgot the great time they had the night before.
Even when they’re not actually taking pictures of the meal they are about to consume, Instagram food-aholics are planning their next award winning shot.
Speaking of awards, there are even Instagram Food Photo contests!
Not sure if I could contain my excitement.
I can’t even imagine the unthinkable!
Moving right along…
I recently joined tumblr.com, probably because I was just as bored as I am tonight. In addition to posting non-food photos, tumblr users can also post their pearls of wisdom, links to their favorite websites, chat with other users, and even post audio and videos.
I haven’t yet formed a meaningful relationship with tumblr, nor have I taken advantage of all its fascinating features.
I do, however, follow a few interesting characters, such as gothicorner – The Anthem of Hell, where at least 85% of the content is not fit to reprint in a family magazine. I did get a kick out of this post, though:
Another tumblr user I just had to follow is NY Giants Rock due to the fact that I became an instant Giants fan at the end of the last game of the New England Patriots’ 18-1 season. I got a kick outta his recent post:
I told you I was bored.
On Twitter.com, one of the peeps I follow is Elan Gale.
He’s never short on snark. For example, tonight he tweeted:
But, by far the best stuff I came across tonight was a response to this post on Facebook:
Scott Ross, who happens to be the father of my friend, Evan Ross, and a fellow alumnus of Miami Beach Senior High (yes, it’s a small world), posted this comment:
Now that’s hilarious!
And, yes, I do need a life.
I’m working on that.
“Spreading the Wealth”