Today Twitter and mobile photo-sharing app Instagram took one step apart from each other , but this isn’t necessarily a sign that Instagram is stepping further into the arms of its new owner, Facebook . In a conversation today between Kevin Systrom, the co-founder of Instagram, and MG Siegler at LeWeb, Systrom noted that Instagram will remain an independent company, or that’s the plan for now at least. “The current plan is for Instagram to exist outside of Facebook for long time to come,” he said. Instagram has taken a few steps to strengthen its own position — for example through the creation of web-based profiles for users , which in the past were only viewable through its iPhone and Android apps.
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