Instagram The World: What Cell Phone Photography Says About Us
Photos are going from "things" to "experiences".
Here is Instagram by the numbers:
The number you're mostly likely to know is $1 billion, which is what Facebook paid to buy Instagram, a photo-sharing phone application.
Instagram has 30 million registered users.
Those users have uploaded over 1 billion photos.
The current rate is 5 million photos per day.
Instagram users click "like" 575 times per second.
During storm Sandy, Instagram users uploaded storm related pictures at a rate of ten per second.
It's a massive distribution system with a nigh noise to signal ratio, and yet, serious photographers are attracted to it. Time magazine ran it first instagram cover photo recently -- also storm related.
Today on the show, we'll talk to the pros about why they're not afraid to use it.