#simplicity

"Where Is This Geotagged Place?," Wonders Instagram User

I’m fairly prolific on Instagram and I have a lot of followers. 1 As a result, I believe I get a glimpse into the average user of the service. And that user is fascinating.

I rarely post a photo that isn’t geotagged at some location. But without fail, for every picture I post, I get the same comment below my picture: “where was this picture taken?”

At first, I found the question amusing. I mean, the answer is right there above the photo. You have to scroll by it to ask the very question for which you should have already had the answer. But now, I find the question more telling.

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Some good thoughts by David Lieb, the co-founder and CEO of Bump. I like this method in particular to test a product:

When you can’t find old or young people, drunk people are a good approximation. In fact, while building Bump 3.0, we took teams of designers and engineers to bars in San Francisco and Palo Alto and watched people use Bump, tweaking the product to accommodate.

Simple is as simple does.