Nice article with a lot of useful information!
calmwaters: I thought that the story headline was very misleading. I expected there to be a picture from every year since '82. 7 pictures is cute but I don't think it compares to the headline in the least.
Do not always trust calm waters, there might be some acid in it :-)
Greg Henry: It's not the app - it's the user. And those who promote the pics incorrectly.
Instagram can create "fun" photos for CASUAL purposes, but you need to know when you're in the middle of a casual situation and whoever displays them needs to have standards as well.
Example: Yesterday I saw a photo of a microburst thunderstorm cloud over NYC. Would have been an incredibly shot of water just pouring from the clouds over the city. But whoever took it from the plane used Instagram to take it... why??? Then numerous news sources (The Weather Channel, CNN, etc) published the photo. Why? Personally, they should have rejected the image as not meeting certain standards. And the person who took it should have realized it was NOT "an Instagram moment".
Again - fun app.... when used correctly.
Thank you Richard for the link. Instagram or not, it's an amazing photo!