This article has a few notes on how Instagram Stories works, and what might be coming next for the latest option on the social scene. The opening paragraph reads:
“What a change a week can make. Since the launch of Instagram stories, the narrative seems to have gone from amazement (that Facebook could so brazenly copy a key Snapchat feature) to dismissal (another Snapchat clone that won’t work) to triumph for the photo-sharing app. A growing number of Snapchat advocates now seem to be praising the new Instagram alternative.”
Thanks to @westr for pointing us to this article.