UPDATE: About two hours after what appeared to be a worldwide outage, it looks like Instagram’s service has been gradually restored, at least in many areas of the US. At about 8:58 pm PT, images started to move through the stalled servers. There’s still no official word yet from Instagram, but the photo app has removed a tweet announcing problems on its service (as seen below), which should mean that the issues have been fixed. Our original story follows. If you had ideas about sharing your Friday evening or weekend pictures on Instagram with your friends, you were likely disappointed. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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