As I’m totally into the idea of alterna-Instagram and eliminating worries about ownership of content posted, and insofar as auto-blogging of pics is a nice extra, I was very excited to try out the amply-Kickstartered photo sharing app Pressgram that launched yesterday. After a few tries, my top concerns were:
a) how many people will this actually appeal to enough to adopt, and will there be a big enough community to make it worthwhile?
b) the filters are kind of harsh compared to Instagram or Kitcam.
c) my blog is on a subdomain address (blog.lettergrade.ca), which might be the reason none of my photos actually published to the blog in the tests I did. (I got annoyed with tests before I got to the obvious next step, i.e. checking whether using the subfolder would work, so I cannot report a resolution.)
These are probably all issues that developer John Saddington is alluding to in his Day 1 blog post.
I did not, however, even wonder if I was putting my blog username and password at risk, but George Stephanis says that’s a possibility.
Read the full blog post here: Pressgram Security Concerns
(Update: There have been a lot of updates to this issue, and a lot of great comments since. Worth following.)