17 Reasons Why You Should Ignore candid app controversy
Our thoughts, feelings, and judgments can be so easily misconstrued. I’ve been guilty of this myself, as my thoughts and emotions tend to be quite subjective (you know, the ones that come in and out of focus and clouded). But that’s not the case here. This is actually a story from my favorite app called “candid”.
The app is an app that lets you rate and review your friends’ candid pictures. I first heard about the app some time ago and it seemed like an awesome idea. I was all for it because some friends I used to know were doing really well with it and they were posting an awful lot of their candid pics. I was soooooo excited to finally see their pictures.
I was all for candid too. I really liked that a lot of people were posting candid pics and I was glad some of them were being honest about their lives. But my friends knew that they weren’t being very candid, and it was beginning to drive me crazy.
I really like candid pics. I’m a total sucker for the candid pics. I really am. I can’t believe I forgot. I’ll be honest though. I didn’t realise that I could get so much attention just by uploading candid pics. I thought that I could get it all for free on facebook.
This is a problem with the internet. When you upload your own pics, you are giving people a reason to click on your pics. In fact, the number of people who click on a pic is directly proportional to the number that like it. People who like photos are more likely to share them, which means more people are sharing them.
If I want to see candid photos of my friends, I should just go and get them to upload my pics. At least that way I can see what they look like.
Well that’s the problem. In order to make your own pictures look attractive, they have to be attractive. Of course they need to be as great as everyone else’s. But people are not the best judges of what looks good. The people who like a pic are the ones who are most likely to share it.
People do seem to be taking their own photos more and more these days. I don’t have a problem with this. I’m sure some of you do, but I’m not trying to be inflammatory. There’s something called the “social graph” that people tend to share photos with one another. It is the people who are already friends and share a lot of photos. In general, this creates a social network of photos being shared by friends.
We all have that friend with the best Instagram photos, and they are the ones that get the most of our attention. The problem is that this is also why people take their own photos. The fact that these photos might be of people they dont even know (or dont want to know) is another reason to take your own.
It seems that people who take their own photos are more likely to share them with their friends. So if a photo is taken of someone you don’t even like or don’t know, you know it will be shared widely with your friends. This can create a problem because it can be difficult to delete your own photo due to the fact that it is so easy to share it with others.