How Instagram Became the Best

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Arguably the best social media app available today, with over two million users after only two months and knocking Facebook off its pedestal, Instagram is something of an internet phenomenon. It has changed the rules of social communication worldwide and paved the way for other apps to push the boundaries of human interaction to make the most fundamental changes our society has seen in a short space of time. But how does it work?Founded in San Francisco in 2010, Instagram grew from an earlier idea called Burbn, the brain-child of co-founder Kevin Systrom. Burbn was designed to allow friends to check in their whereabouts online but after working with Mike Krieger the team decided to focus entirely on uploading photographs available for friends to like or comment upon. The name Instagram was taken from an abbreviation of the words “instant” and “telegram”. The app was generally easy to create and … Read More