Earlier this week it was announced that Facebook acquired mega-popular photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion. In case you’ve never heard of Instagram before, it’s a mobile application that launched in March of 2010 that allows users to easily take photos, apply unique filters and share with friends where they can like and comment on the photo. Instagram user base surpassed 30 million for the iPhone platform and when they recently launched the Android version of the application, ballooned to 40 million users within 10 days.
Instagram’s success can be attributed to many factors, but the major draw for users can be summed up in one word: pictures. People love looking at pictures; and with good reason. Pictures are approachable, easy to consume, and engaging, all of which Instagram exploits perfectly. We also love pictures and think that posting pictures along with Wants on Ubokia makes perfect sense. Now when you post a Want you can upload up to 5 pictures to better show exactly what you Want. These pictures can also be viewed directly from the Want Stream when browsing Wants adding even more functionality to Ubokia. In addition to posting pictures to Wants, users can also add pictures to items that they are selling when they post Seller Items.
Click here to post a new Want and start posting some pictures of things you Want.