Text-only Instagram reminds users they aren’t special

Instagram has finally met its match in a text clone: the Text-Only Instagram. It sounds exactly like its name, so instead of another generic artsy shot of a vintage bicycle or some random cafe, Text-Only Instagram distills the pictorial contents as sharp, wryly-observed tweets. No faster way for Instagram users to realise they’re no different from every other Instagram user who takes the same picture as they do. Besides Text-Only Instagram, there’s also Pictureless Pins, which takes a dig at Pinterest in largely the same way.

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INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.