The first half of 2015 saw some high-profile uses of Instagram from news organizations.
In April, Time magazine gave the cover treatment to an Instagram photo from 26-year-old amateur photographer Devin Allen. In February, The Associated Press busted the high-rolling, photogenic Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock by zeroing in on images of his excursions uploaded to the social service. And when several journalists were murdered at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, multiple news organizations — including The Washington Post and Marie Claire — used Instagram to surface images taken in the aftermath of the slaughter.
That trend is only likely to accelerate in response to Monday’s update from the photo-sharing company. Starting today, Instagram users are now empowered to search through the service’s vast repository of images with a discovery tool built for the Web. Read more