"When we were kids we loved playing around with cameras -- we loved how all the old Polaroid cameras marketed themselves as “instant” (something we take for granted today). We also felt that the snapshots people were taking were kind of like telegrams in that they got sent over the wire to others -- so we figured why not combine the two?
Instagram came from that inspiration—could we make sharing your life as instant and magic as those first Polaroid pictures must have felt? Our first product is Instagram for iPhone, and we're just getting started. If you're interested, why not join our team?"
"On October 6, 2010 we launched Instagram in the App Store as a way for people to easily share their lives through photos taken on their iPhones. Since then, we've seen more than 7 million people from all around the world share photos on our platform. Today, we're excited to announce that more than 150 million photos have been shared on Instagram and Instagrammers now share photos with one another at a rate of 15 photos per second. If you don't yet have Instagram, you can find it for free, exclusively in the Apple App Store.
We're constantly amazed by the range of photos shared on Instagram. People use Instagram to snap photos of everyday moments with friends and family and also to document significant personal moments, like weddings and honeymoons. There are Instagram photos from major events like the World Series and the Grammys, and some Instagram photos have even made the national news. Artists and celebrities have begun to give fans a unique look into their lives through photos, while brands like Burberry have started to realize the power of communicating with their followers through images."
Crowds celebrate outside the White House after President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a special op in Pakistan today. Photo by Ramy Yaacoub.
Those in Florida for Space Shuttle Atlantis's final voyage shared photos from the launch
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver thanking his fans for their birthday wishes.