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Instagram hits 100 million user mark

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00

Washington: Photo-sharing app Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook last year, has hit 100 million monthly active users.

Co-founder Kevin Systrom penned a long blog post to commemorate the news, chronicling Instagram`s modest beginnings in a chilly co-working space atop the San Francisco Bay and the journey to becoming a global phenomenon.

Systrom`s post also discussed a couple who met through Instagram and began dating, the Instagram habits of small artisan businesses, and a United Nations aid worker who uses the platform to share images from refugee camps in Sudan, CNN reports.

According to the report, the post focused on Instagram`s successes, and it didn`t mention a rough patch the company skidded through just two months ago.

In December, Instagram announced a rule change that would give the company commercial rights to user accounts and images.

Users revolted, because in a worst-case scenario, the new rules would have allowed the company to sell images to outside parties.


First Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00
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