Techaccino Tuesdays: Instagram bought by Facebook

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In a relatively surprising move, Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook plans to buy photo-sharing site Instagram for $1 billion. (Did you really think they would go public just to make some cash?) Since it went live in October 2010, Instagram has garnered over 30 million users (most of whom are already on Facebook) and multiple “App of the Year” awards thanks to its ease of use and hamster stylized photos. By joining forces with the largest social networking (and photo sharing!) website, it hopes to expand its user base and bask in share Facebook’s revenue.

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“Best Ivy League School” poll circulating on Facebook, rally the troops!

My fellow Brunonians, it pains me to inform you that we’re getting absolutely shellacked in a “Best Ivy League” school poll that’s going around Facebook. We’ve got a measly 1,329 votes, good enough for a 2nd to last place showing ahead of only Dartmouth (Cornell leads with 3,600 votes). Granted, Cornell, Penn, and Harvard all have a significant numbers advantage in their student bodies, but Brown’s world-famous school spirit will no doubt pull us to the top (right?).

Unacceptable.

Now, if you haven’t given up Facebook for Lent, go find the poll (which, thank you Mark Zuckerberg, unfortunately has no permanent link), set the record straight for all the Internet to see, and vote Brown. Next, we take over the Sporcle leaderboard!

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