Neither. That is to say, yet.
After playing with Instagram for a few days I was absolutely hooked. I even went so far to declare at the time that, “Instagram is the iPhone app Flickr should’ve built.” This was back when the app first launched. I was close, but I was wrong.
Recently I gave Picplz a go after reading a bit more about their product, and my initial assessment was…well, let’s let the tweets speak for themselves:
By the way, massive kudos to @picplz for the quick responses. Well done.
“really s-l-o-w.” What does that mean? You can only do so much in 140 characters, but I tried to sum it up as best I could. The gist was this, Picplz acted like a nice utility app for uploading and sharing photos, but it wasn’t very sticky. Was I being unfair? After all, I only tried out posting one photo, and the social graph on Picplz is still very small.
At any rate, I stood by this assessment until a few follow notifications began trickling in. One morning while on the train I received three follows and decided it was time to give Picplz another look.
I snapped another photo, uploaded and shared, and still felt like the app was slow. But the conclusion I reached that morning on the train was, “Sure, Picplz isn’t quite there yet, but neither is Instagram.”
That’s right. I said it. I’ve been a staunch supporter of Instagram, but things change.