4 hours of iPhone 4

That’s my iPhone 4’s battery, drained in just 4 hours of use (or even less). Instagram (IG for short) is to blame, a free iPhone app that makes it easy to snap a photo, transform its look through filters, and share with friends. For almost 10 months, I have gone from a casual user to the overly addicted Pinoy IGer. And I’m not alone, today Instagram made a rather exciting announcement:

On October 6, 2010 we launched Instagram in the App Store as a way for people to easily share their lives through photos taken on their iPhones. Since then, we’ve seen more than 7 million people from all around the world share photos on our platform. Today, we’re excited to announce that more than 150 million photos have been shared on Instagram and Instagrammers now share photos with one another at a rate of 15 photos per second. If you don’t yet have Instagram, you can find it for free, exclusively in the Apple App Store. [Instagram]

150,000,000 photos (including my over 800 shots), must be more by now. It’s a huge community of photography enthusiasts and I’m happy to be in it, sharing the same addiction with fellow Filipino IGers through @IGersManila.

Shorter iPhone 4 battery life, does it bother me? Nah… if you’re in Instagram I’m sure you’ll understand.

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram’ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge – the #IGersManila #9pmhabit – becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

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