In a not-so surprising move, Instagram has rolled out web profiles for all users, allowing your friends (and stalkers) to check you out via desktop or mobile browser. This is great for folks that want to share their profile via other social media outlets with the recipient actually being able to follow you right from the site, rather than just the app. This also gives users a larger palette on which to edit your profile or view your past photos/comments. The URL address for your profile is just instagram.com/username. Our founder’s on Instagram under the @porhomme handle so be sure to check it out if you like.
In case you’re wondering what $1 Billion can get you these days, this is it. Both Facebook and Instagram have confirmed the purchase of the photo-sharing app by the Zuckerberg-led social network. This acquisition gets Facebook in lead on the mobile front, something they desperately needed to do before going public. Don’t expect any major changes to Instagram just yet. Both sides are saying it’s staying the same and development work will continue. Here’s what Mark had to say about the purchase: (more…)