Jennifer Aniston Joins Instagram & Nearly Breaks The Site

Instagram is back up and running after Jennifer Aniston’s first selfie gave the social media site more traffic than it could handle. The A-list actress posted a picture of the entire “Friends” cast this morning, with the caption: “And now we’re Instagram friends too. Hi Instagram.”

That picture has more that 5 million likes, and Aniston has more than 4 million followers, but throughout the day people posted on Twitter that they were having trouble following Aniston. Instagram called the interest in her page “incredible”.

Until now, Jennifer Aniston was one of a few major celebrities without an Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account. She said in the past that she didn’t need to prove herself by exposing details of her life on social media. Yet, Aniston recently told Entertainment Tonight that she can appreciate the way Instagram lets stars to speak directly to fans.

“It’s something that is a part of our world now and it’s not going away,” Aniston said. “You can actually have a little bit more control over the narrative that’s out there.”

So what’s your favorite social media app?