Ah, advertising. Instagram states that its mobile apps will begin to display ads in the coming months, and I quote they will start by the, “Focus on delivering a small number of beautiful, high-quality photos and videos from a handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community.”
The ads will initially only be seen by users in the United States, and you’ll have the option to report or hide the ads.
As much as a potential user backlash looms over the popular photo sharing service, one has to realize that this is a company with millions of users, and that requires server maintenance with a host of other things; basically, some sort of tangible profit is needed to keep things running.
Just don’t interrupt my list of calming forests with a fast food ad, Instagram — then we’ll have a problem.