VSCO removes comment anxiety, allows students to post pictures with professional filters

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VSCO removes comment anxiety, allows students to post pictures with professional filters

Sophomore Eudel Ndong's VSCO feed

Sophomore Eudel Ndong's VSCO feed

Sophomore Eudel Ndong's VSCO feed

Sophomore Eudel Ndong's VSCO feed

Chase Deist, Brennan Guilds, and Eudel Ndong

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Having no comments or likes on a photo can be depressing on your Instagram, but it’s perfectly fine on a VSCO. It’s actually the whole point.

You may have seen it in people’s Instagram and Twitter biographies, or heard about it around school. VSCO is a new app that allows you to express yourself through photography, with a wide range of filters giving a professional feel and look to your photographs.

The app’s description says that “because beautiful imagery trumps social clout, the number of followers, comments, and likes are absent from the platform.” Which seems to be more of a pro than a con for the app’s users.

“I like [VSCO more than Instagram] because it’s a lot more laid back,” sophomore Chase Soghomonian said. “There aren’t any likes and you can post a lot of photos at once and no one cares.”

Many users heard about VSCO either from a friend or through Instagram. “I heard about it from my friend [junior Rachael Thompson],” Soghomonian added.  “At first I thought it was just filters for Instagram and then I realized that you could post on it and I started using it a lot more.”

“I feel like [comments] would be annoying,” junior Kendrah Nolasco joked. “I don’t want [their] opinions.”

Most students who use the app liked VSCO more than popular apps like Instagram and Tumblr. “[VSCO makes] your pictures look so much better,” senior Mary-Washington Munjam said. “It fleeks your face.”

“[It’s] a different way of expressing yourself,” junior Jessica Burgos said.

VSCO also has a newly implemented feature called “collections.” With collections you can publish other people’s photos that you like or draw inspiration from, similar to Tumblrs’ “reblog” feature.

Pictures on VSCO vary from selfies to artsy aesthetics, because with VSCO, you can take a picture of anything and make it look amazing and professional. VSCO can be used to put a filter on a picture you want to post on another app, or just to post pictures without worrying about who is going to like it or comment on it.

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