“We are ceasing to see. Using our eyes to appreciate beauty is no longer enough. It always has to be documented for some other time—often resulting in an abyss of recordings. My first thought at a pretty sunset—where’s my phone?”
Instagram does damage control after it released TOS changes that many users believed granted the photo network permission to sell their photos to advertisers — but is it too late to keep users from walking?
From rooftop bashes and acquisition talks to staff clashes and layoffs, Hipstamatic’s founders and ex-employees describe the startup’s losing struggle to keep pace with Instagram, Facebook, and others in the white-hot photo-sharing space. Read the three-part series from start to finish.
WorldCam zeroes in on just about anygivenlocation—your favorite restaurant, your competitor’s offices, a famous landmark, Fast Company HQ—to reveal on-site Instagram intelligence, with pinpoint accuracy. It’s kind of like Google Earth, only with Instagram feeds instead of satellites.
They’re hot now but do mash-up apps have a future? We talk with Brandon Leonardo, cofounder of the Pinterest/ Instagram combo Pinstagram, to find out. We also pitch him a few of our ideas, including “Shazump,” “Spotifurious,” and “Angry Fruit Ninjas.” Let the investment cash flow!