The Strange Roots

Instagram 📷

Instagram, the photo sharing app created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, was initially a mobile check-in app called Burbn (Systrom was apparently a fan of Kentucky whiskeys). The duo later realised it was too similar to Foursquare so the duo redeveloped the app to focus on photo sharing and renamed it Instagram.

Root: The name instagram is a portmanteau of instant camera and telegram.

Sources: Instagram was first called Burbn