Yesterday, Instagram was bought by Facebook for a billion dollars. Me, I just reread a post by Justin Hall from 2003 where he argued that cameras on mobile phones would be huge in the future. We don’t call Facebooking and Instagramming “mo-blogging” any more (the fact that it’s mobile isn’t even really the point any more) but they are certainly huge.

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