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But what makes Instagram so great?  After all, we are already able to share photos through Facebook, Twitter and a whole host of other niche photo apps.  So why Instagram?  Aside from the obvious technology features that make the app a social success (Facebook, Twitter and foursquare integration, photo tagging by hashtag and location, photo news stream, ability to like and comment on photos, etc.), I am convinced that the success behind Instagram is much deeper and lies in the app’s ability to make anyone feel like a professional photographer, telling the story of their life through really cool looking photos.  There’s only so much you can do artistically with a Facebook photo uploaded from your mobile phone, but Instagram gives you the ability to really tell a story through images alone.  Another component of the app’s success (IMHO) lies in the app’s simplicity and limited functionality.  Instagram is solely about photos.  No video, no links, no games.  Just photos.  This simplicity is a breath of fresh air from Facebook and other services.
Over the past few weeks, I have become obsessed with Instagram – the “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.”  Part of my fascination with Instagram stems from how quickly the niche social network has grown.  After launching in early October of 2010, Instagram quickly reached 1 million users before the end of the year.
The huge brand we know today started off in 1966 as one shop in Anaheim, California. Their brand was unique in the fact that you could visit the store, pick one of the sturdy rubber soled shoes, and have it made in house for you to pick up later on in the day. The quick, stylish and high quality shoes were a hit with the skaters of California, due to their grip and easy, relaxed design. Over time, and with the creation of new iconic designs, Vans branched out from California to the rest of the world, causing a surge in popularity and a rise in its style influence. Over the years it’s collaborated with some of the most iconic artists and brands, including Disney, Murakami, Peanuts and Motörhead. 

Over the past few weeks, I have become obsessed with Instagram – the “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.”  Part of my fascination with Instagram stems from how quickly the niche social network has grown.  After launching in early October of 2010, Instagram quickly reached 1 million users before the end of the year.

The huge brand we know today started off in 1966 as one shop in Anaheim, California. Their brand was unique in the fact that you could visit the store, pick one of the sturdy rubber soled shoes, and have it made in house for you to pick up later on in the day. The quick, stylish and high quality shoes were a hit with the skaters of California, due to their grip and easy, relaxed design. Over time, and with the creation of new iconic designs, Vans branched out from California to the rest of the world, causing a surge in popularity and a rise in its style influence. Over the years it’s collaborated with some of the most iconic artists and brands, including Disney, Murakami, Peanuts and Motörhead. 


The basketball world has not been the same since Michael Jordan signed with Nike in 1984, after being drafted by the Chicago Bulls. It all started with the Air Jordan I and has continued to exceed the highest of expectations. Today Jordan Brand is home of the game’s hottest stars. Superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony are ensuring the Jordan lineage is still represented strong. Not just an industry leader in basketball shoes, Jordan Brand is also setting the standard for all of your clothing, lifestyle and training needs. Together, Jordan and Nike have created a brand that extends far beyond the courts and into pop culture. With the likes of Drake collabing and rocking the latest Jordan sneakers, its no wonder that everyone is going crazy over Air Jordan. Take flight like your favorite stars and grab the latest in retro Jordans, Jordan shoes and Jordan clothing for men, women and kids from Finish Line.
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