Originally Posted by HPFREAK
Yes they are over processes lookign and way to sharpened in some of them. It just takes some practice is all to find the line. Also Instagram is one of the worst phot hosting sites you can use. It degrades the quality of the pictures a lot. So does Flickr to some degree and for sure Photobucket. If you want to have the highest quality possible in your uploads use smugmug. It is a fantastic site to use.
It's not really about pure quality, it's a simple social network dedicated to "classic" looking snippets of life. It's perfect for what it is intended for and is a lot of fun. I have a 5D Mark II and $10,000 in glass but none of that can beat my iPhone 4S for just being there at the right moment and sharing instantly.