10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

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We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two.

Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that we accepted as wisdom for at least some of the year, but revised our opinions on. Some in a negative way, but a surprising number in a positive way.

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Oooh how loved Instagam and its wonderful ability to turn our shoddy looking images into vintage style masterpieces thanks to its ever so clever filters. Then Facebook bought Instagram and a few tech heads worried about what might happen to their snaps. Then at the end of the year via some new T and Cs we were told that we didn't own our images anyway and that Instabook could do what they wanted with them. They retracted a little, but not before millions of photographers started looking at Instagram alternatives.