From the DF Archive: Instagram’s Launch

Yours truly, on the day Instagram launched (6 October 2010):

Slick new camera app for the iPhone, with a great UI, cool filters, and a built-in photo-sharing social network. Or maybe it’s a photo-sharing social network with a free iPhone client.

The app is nice, but I can’t see why I’d use the sharing service instead of Flickr.

Points to me for considering it noteworthy on launch day, but demerits for wrongly seeing it as a camera app with photo-sharing on the side. (I do still maintain my Flickr account.)

Wednesday, 12 July 2023