In the video embedded above, Thompson introduced the iPhone app and shared his personal photos. Instagram is a simple tool that can help writers escape the tunnel vision of mobile devices and see the world around them in a more artistic way.
The author offered more advice in a blog post: “there’s something weirdly hypnotic about following the lives of your friends through nothing but images. Given that Instagram’s user base is very international (for now, anyway), the most-popular page of photos is like a constellation of slices-‘o-life from around the globe. About half the people I’m following are total strangers in Russia, Korea and Argentina who take strikingly cool pictures.”