Sean Penn posted first photo on Instagram from Haiti.

While it seemed the whole world and their grandparents had taken to the Instagram phenomenon like ducks to water, one man had held out of the craze... until now. It was reported, with more than a little humor, that Hollywood thespian and Oscar-award winner Sean Penn has finally taken to the new pastime around the world and posted his first picture on the popular picture-sharing based website.


The post is not of an idle, racy or salacious picture, but rather, one that depicts the plight still faced by many in Haiti, as it shows the devastation of a site still left flattened after the 2010 earthquake, a subject very close to Penn's heart.

In his statement that accompanied the moving pic, replete with the type of cloudy blue skies only found present in the Caribbean, verdant green trees, the skyline of the city in the distance, and Penn, muddling his way through a brown patch of land filled with nameless waste, oddities and stray goats, Penn made it known this was his first post on the photo-sharing site. He mentioned plans to post more pictures of the work being done by the organization he set up, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and milked the platform diligently by informing viewers that 60,000 once lived in tents following the earthquake, 58,000 of which they've now found homes for. But, of this massive success, he says, it is only a beginning.

Ever finding new ways to push his organization's agenda, Penn's move to Instagram is, undoubtedly, a wise one, as the service allows people to share their posted photos and videos across various platforms including Facebook and Twitter, widening the viewership almost exponentially.

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