What happens if your "favorite app" is no longer exclusive to the environment you've been using it in? Does that somehow make it less, oh, I don't know, fun? Does it somehow "ruin" the experience if other operating systems get to join in the fun? If you're an iPhone owner who loves Instagram, and you've just been informed the Android environment is now compatible, apparently so.
Now, this is clearly not the case with every iPhone owner, but enough people took to Twitter to complain about the image app's expanded OS compatibility to make it seem that way. I'm sorry, do Android users somehow ruin the Instagram experience for the iOS faithful? Of course not. No, it's clear from the complainers they're worried about not being cool anymore, because, dammit, now everyone can share photos with preset filters applied.
Let the whining, as pointed out by Buzzfeed, commence:
Instagram on android is mad dirty it used to be special now it's just gross
It should be noted, there's a Twitter account, @AndroidAGram, dedicated to "Douchey retweets about douchey iPhone users being douches towards Android Instagram users." These are some of the finds. The language in some is NSFW. The grammar? Well, you take what you can get:
Why did android have to come along on instagram ... -.-
Today I felt popular because of the sudden influx of Instagram followers that I gained but then I remembered ANDROID
If you have a android & you downloaded instagram you can suck on my Balls!!!
Considering the spirit of the conversation, that is, people complaining about the exclusivity of a photo-sharing application, the following image fits rather well:
Did it ever occur to Alexis and the others that people shouldn't be defined by their disposable gadgets and the apps that are available to them? Of course not. That being said, I do enjoy how the Twihard generation has made everything a Team Something or Another. It's pretty clear that, as we "progress" as humans, we will all be defined by the consumption choices we make, and very little else.