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Elegies

Elegies

With Instagram’s New Profile Pages, We Bid Adieu to Webstagram

(Screencap: Webstagram)

Today, Instagram announced a new feature called profile pages, a web-friendly way to browse the photo-sharing app. With this news, one of Betabeat’s favorite websites is close to being rendered obsolete: Webstagram, the backdoor way to view Instagram profiles on the web.

Alas, poor Webstagram–we hardly knew ye. Sprung to plug a gap that even the Valencia filter couldn’t fill, you gave us the gift of viewing Instagram on a normal-sized screen. The crick in our necks from hovering over our iPhones soon subsided, the headaches borne of squinting melted away. Now, we could browse photos of Kim K.’s cat planning its imminent suicide from the comfort of our laptops; we could witness Lena Dunham’s haircut evolution without our thumbs getting tired. Read More