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“Over the past year, both Systrom and Krieger have grown increasingly frustrated and agitated with Zuckerberg and Facebook’s increased influence over the app, according to multiple sources. One characterized it as ‘bizarre meddling’ that hurt morale within the unit.” After a remarkable run, Instagram’s founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced that they are leaving Facebook. Instagram seemed to get more popular and more relevant during the six years since the acquisition. Pretty impressive. These days, it’s hard to find a bargain for a billion dollars, but Zuckerberg did just that when he acquired Instagram.

+ Instagram is one of the many methods we use to overshare. But has tech changed us, or merely enabled us? From Aeon: The urge to share news of our lives is neither new nor narcissistic.

+ Maybe sharing news of our lives isn’t new, but it definitely seems more dangerous. “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team reports that its missions have increased by 38 percent over the last five years—something they attribute to people sharing photos and videos of their dangerous activities online.”

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