Kevin Systrom

Kevin Systrom (born December 30, 1983) is an American entrepreneur and software engineer, who is best known as the co‑founder of Instagram.
Posts about Kevin Systrom
  • Instagram Rolls Out New User Safety Tools

    … Instagram revealed three new safety tools Tuesday: the ability to turn off commenting, to remove followers from private accounts and to anonymously report posts that hint at the intention of self-injury. Co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom detailed the new options in a blog post, adding that Tuesday’s announcement marks the first steps…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Why Stories Are a Losing Battle in Instagram’s War with Snapchat

    …, that’s because it is. Instagram Stories were not only inspired by Snapchat—Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom fully admitted that it was a direct imitation, telling TechCrunch, “[Snapchat deserves] all the credit” for the feature. Despite recently reaching its billionth Android installation, Instagram clearly sees some intense competition from Snapchat…

    AllTwitterin Social- 22 readers -
  • Instagram Rolls Out Custom Keyword Filter for Comments

    … There have been rumblings for weeks about an Instagram feature aimed at using keywords to block trolls, and that feature is now here for all users, not just celebrities and public figures. Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network introduced a custom keyword…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social- 17 readers -
  • The Impact of Instagram Stories on Influencer Marketing

    … with their existing fan bases–fans who have been with them throughout their Instagram journey; fans who enjoy their more curated photo and video content. Francis Trapp is CEO of Brandnew IO, a platform for global influencer marketing. …

    Inside Facebook- 27 readers -
  • Is the Competition for Video Talent Heating Up?

    … experiences. But Instagram may not be able to hold out long. In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this year, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said: I’m both excited that influencers have the reach they have now on Instagram, and for brands to reach their fans […] But that method of advertising is not nearly as effective as going through…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter YouTube- 18 readers -
  • Instagram Nabs Yahoo Product Exec Robby Stein

    … that connects the world, and I am thrilled to reunite with @kevin (Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom) to help lead this exciting next phase of the product. I’m also incredibly thankful to Marissa (Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer) for giving me the opportunity to build new products and teams at Yahoo the last several years. It has been…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 15 readers -
  • Pope Francis to Bless Instagram?

    …, and his account was nearing 9 million followers at the time of this post. Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in February, according to Time. There is already an Official Vatican Network Instagram account, which has more than 79,000 followers. Readers: What are your thoughts on Pope Francis joining Instagram? Image courtesy of Pope Francis’ Twitter account. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Instagram Is Now Larger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Active Users

    Instagram announced a new milestone today — less than a year after hitting the 200 million monthly active user mark the photo and video sharing service is now celebrating 300 million monthly active users. These latest numbers represent a jump of 50% in only 9 months. If you’re keeping score, that means it’s now well ahead of Twitter’s monthly active user count, which was las ...

    Matt Southern/ Search Engine Journal- 6 readers -
  • This Week in Digital…

    … for $600 in 1976 has now sold for £365,000. The fully operational Ricketts Apple-1 Personal computer is documentated as the only Apple-1 left that was sold directing by Steve Jobs. …

    Becky Grainger/ Search Laboratory- 16 readers -
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