September 6, 2012

Why Instagram Doesn’t Suck.

Instagram Husband (youtube.com)


The Instagram State of Mind: it’s Good for Us.

A Defense of Everyone’s Favorite Addictive Hipsterific Everyday Art + Technology Tool.

I respectfully disagree with those who would fault Instagram for “too much bad art.” It turns us all into artists—perhaps not great ones—but active ones, looking out instead of wrapped up in our own self-concern. ~ Waylon Lewis, ed.

Follow me on Instagram at @WaylonLewis

What Instagram is truly about:

I walked out of my house, casually, with my dog—only to see the most incredible lit-up fiery sky in a year, at least.

Instagram moment!

But I hadn’t brought my phone. I jogged back to my house, grabbed my phone—but you know how sunsets are—here now, faded in an instant.

So this is all I got.

A photo posted by Waylon Lewis (@waylonlewis) on

But that’s Instagram—more than just random photoporn—it gives us always an added, heightened appreciation and awareness for the present moment and the world we all share and too-briefly celebrate.

Unlike most technology, it reconnects us to Nature.


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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.