instagram 2013

  • Too Different, Not Different Enough: Why Instagram Direct May Fail

    Too Different, Not Different Enough: Why Instagram Direct May Fail

    My friends aren’t using Instagram Direct, at least not yet. I’ve received just two IGD messages since it launched Thursday. In the meantime, over 20 close friends I regularly message with elsewhere have posted publicly to Instagram, and I’ve received about 60 Snapchat Snaps from 18 different people. It’s obviously early, but right now, I’m more inclined to bet… Read More

  • Instagram Is The Apple Of Apps, Fast Following With Finesse

    Instagram Is The Apple Of Apps, Fast Following With Finesse

    Instagram didn’t invent photo sharing, video sharing, or the photo messaging it launched today. With 150 million users, it doesn’t have to be first. It just wants to be the best, making new experiences accessible to as many people as possible, but with style. You might say Instagram steals these ideas, but that would put it good company. It’s what people say about Apple. Read More

  • Kevin Systrom Says He Vets All Instagram Ads, “Too Early” To Put Them On Instagram Direct

    Kevin Systrom Says He Vets All Instagram Ads, “Too Early” To Put Them On Instagram Direct

    During this morning’s press event unveiling Instagram Direct for private photo-sharing, co-founder Kevin Systrom offered some thoughts about monetizing (or not monetizing) Instagram and its new feature. Systrom suggested that Instagram will have an ad-related announcement coming soon, but for now he was willing to say, “We’re taking it very slowly.” He added that the… Read More

  • Instagram Introduces Instagram Direct

    Instagram Introduces Instagram Direct

    Today at a press event in New York, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has announced that the photo-sharing service is introducing private photo-sharing and messaging. The feature is called Instagram Direct. Instagram has always been a mostly public social network, with a broadcast structure instead of connections based on mutual friendship, like Facebook. The introduction of Instagram Direct… Read More

  • Instagram Says Half Of All Instagrammers — 75M+ — Use the App Daily

    Instagram Says Half Of All Instagrammers — 75M+ — Use the App Daily

    At a press event today in New York City, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that the photo- and video-sharing app is used by half of its users use the app every day. Back in September, the company told the Wall Street Journal it had more than 150 million monthly active users (a gain of 128 million from Instagram’s user base at the time of its acquisition by Facebook a year… Read More