With all these stories about people digging their own graves on social networking sites, should we even be surprised that it was a self-incriminating Instagram photo that led to this week's major illegal firearm bust in New York City? According to the news, the NYPD began their investigation after seeing photos of old guns and wads of cash posted by Brooklyn's aspiring rapper Neno Best via his Instagram account, eventually uncovering a multi-state trafficking ring and seizing a total of 243 handguns, nine rifles and two shotguns in New York and South Carolina.
"Today, we're thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you'll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera. You'll also find that we've added thirteen filters built specifically for video so you can keep sharing beautiful content on Instagram. When you post a video, you'll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you've recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they're not playing."
This isn't a surprising move from Facebook; Twitter's video sharing app, Vine, has been blowing up in recent months, so it's only natural that Facebook would use its 1-billion photo-sharing cash cow to challenge Vine's rising popularity.
What does this mean for you? Crappy, potato-cam quality videos taken by friends saturating your news feed, most likely...