I suppose that “worthwhile” is relative, but I am the first to admit that what you see on Instagram does not serve much of a practical purpose in real life. There is no doubt that it is fun and entertaining, but what do you really take away from it at the end of the day? Nada. Zilch. Zero.
Then North Korea decided to allow 3G within its borders so that foreigners can have access to the Internet. It’s a rather risky move for the previously closed nation, but hey, it has at least added something different – and worthwhile – to Instagram. Thanks to David Guttenfelder and Jean H. Lee, the rest of the world can now have a glimpse of what North Korea’s like.
The communist country may not be everyone’s favorite nation, but there is a lot of insight to be gained from vicariously living the lives of the North Koreans. So, Guttenfelder and Lee – both work for Associated Press – took out their phones and uploaded the first ever Instagram photos of North Korea. What do we get? Poignant and seemingly nostalgic (North Korea Instagram photos) photos. Thanks to the filters, you might be thinking, but it probably is more than Instagram at work here.
Here are several choice picks of the North Korea Instagram photos from the journalists.
For those of us living in developing countries, the sights may not be so strange, but there is still a certain something in the air. Or maybe that’s because we know so little about North Korea and what we know is already colored. Still, if you only follow two Instagram accounts, follow http://instagram.com/dguttenfelder and http://instagram.com/newsjean. They bring more meaning to the platform.
That’s not to say, of course, that you shouldn’t have pure fun and follow ForeverGeek on Instagram as well! ;)
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