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Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Kim Stiglitz

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Instagram Comes to the Web

InstagramInstagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, announced via their blog that they’ve gone beyond an app and have finally arrived to desktops (in a funny role reversal of most technology) at Instagram.com. Kevin stated, “I’m very excited to announce the launch of a product we’ve been wanting to build for quite some time now. Since our launch in October of 2010, we’ve focused on building a simple app that has inspired creativity while capturing everyday moments through the lens of your mobile phone. In fact, our focus on building out a mobile-only experience is a unique path that we’ve chosen for many reasons, the most important of which is that Instagram, at its core, is about seeing and taking photos on-the-go. However, to make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community, at the end of last year we started to expand to the desktop web, giving you the ability to see profiles from instagram.com.

To continue that path, as of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device.” Kevin also noted, “We do not offer the ability to upload from the web as Instagram is about producing photos on the go, in the real world, in realtime. On the other hand, Instagram for the web is focused on making the browsing experience a fast, simple and enjoyable one.”

How will this grow Instagram’s user base and the popularity of photo sharing? They currently have:

  • 90 million Monthly Active Users
  • 40 million Photos Per Day
  • 8500 Likes Per Second
  • 1000 Comments Per Second

Go to instagram.com to give it a try and let us know what you think.

© 2013, Kim Stiglitz. All rights reserved.

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