Instagram: Fun but No Threat to the Art World

by Blog Burger on April 27, 2012

Instagram, the popular photography and social networking app for the iPhone, with a whopping 27 million iOS users, recently became available for Android. Around 5 million Android users reportedly signed up for the app in the first few days of the Android release. Then social network Facebook offered $ 1 billion for the company. What’s going on? I’ve been a big fan of photographic filter apps for phones, like Neilandtheresa’s Vignette app and Almalence’s HDR Camera+. So, what’s the fuss about? Is free Instagram really that much better than these other paid-for photographic apps?


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