Four years ago today Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom posted the first picture to the site. Can you guess what it was of?
OK, have you registered your guess? Have you printed out and signed your official guess form, had it notarized and sealed? Are you confident in your guess? There are a few different directions you could’ve gone here. Maybe rethink it? No. It’s too late for that now. You’ve walked down this path and there’s no turning back. It’s a metaphor for life, really. We make choices and we like with them, for good or ill, and we grow and learn. Or, more likely, we do not. We go on making dumb choices until the final choice we’re given in our odd eighty years or so on earth: we choose to stop living. We die.
Anyway, the first Instagram ever? Was it a plate of brunch? Was it hot dog legs on the beach? Was it someone’s dumb-ass face?
It was not.
It was a dog. Also a foot. Thus setting the tone for Instagram for years to come.