Instagram: The Newest Internet Phenomenon

This app is almost as popular as Angry Birds, the most downloaded app till this day. Anyone who has a smartphone most probably downloaded Instagram, out of curiosity or interest. The download counter for Instagram quickly passed five million downloads in the first week of release. The funny thing about Instagram is that it makes people think they are professional photographers. It makes us use the camera more than we actually would. The added effects and options and “likes” received creates a kind of obsession. The reasoning behind why were obsessed with Instagram doesn’t matter, what matters is that it is becoming an Internet frenzy! It is the fastest growing social network since Facebook and Twitter. The rising obsession with Instagram is also affecting smartphone manufacturers to equip their products with fantastic cameras (clarity, pixelation) It is also scared Facebook and made them offer a crazy amount of money to buy Instagram so they could avoid new competition. 

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