From Anil Dash:
And the ultimate triumph of being anti-web is to make links scarce. The smallest possible number of links a platform could allow is zero, so Instagram gets as close to that theoretical limit as possible, and gives you… one. You can have one link. Aren’t you grateful? One!
Ugh do I hate this. Instagram is such an excellent platform for sharing photos (no real improvements made since the Facebook acquisition). And yet we’re forced to suffer in this one, particular way.
These platforms aspire to be jails of their own content.