The web gets a little more sepia toned

Instagram, the social app that likes to make your pictures look tintypes and polaroids is really going back in time. How far? I’d say around 1995. As of a couple days ago, presumably wearing a flannel shirt and torn jeans, it quietlyrolled out features on its website that go beyond links to download its app. Websites!
Now when you click on a someone’s Instagram picture link, and you’re using a computer, instead of your mobile device, you can leave comments and “heart” pictures. You can also now log into your account and edit your profile using your computer. Engadget reports:

 

The other tweak is a fresh look for the site, matching the app with a blue, dare we say, Facebook-esque theme and larger images, no doubt to show off those mega-megapixel smartphone cameras. It's likely a first step in unifying its web offering and apps...

 

One thing you can’t do through the website is upload pictures. That special event is still a function of your phone. And while we’re on the subject of Instagram, let’s take a minute to remember probably the best description of what that company does, courtesy of Marketplace Tech Report guest, comedian Rob Delaney: “It’s almost as if like a thousand little Wes Andersons in their little tailored outfits are tickling you on an old carousel.

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Marc Sanchez is the technical director and associate producer for Marketplace Tech Report where he is responsible for shaping the sound of the show.
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