I'll admit it: I wasn't crazy about Instagram Stories when they launched in August. They looked like a Snapchat copycat — and not a very good one at that. Where was the dog face? The geotags? The option to set up a birthday filter?
For an app that I've always loved for its creativity and viewed as an artistic hub, Instagram was letting me down. I thought Stories would have a brief surge and then fizzle out, relegated to the land of tech failures.
But as an increasing numbers of people...
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