Instagram + Facebook

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Instagram is quickly becoming one of the biggest fads in social media. I’d say I’m much more apt to use Instagram than Facebook these days. I really like Instagram because photography is a major passion of mine, and it combines the two together. I like being able to take, edit and share my photo’s with people I know, and also seeing their photos.

Just this week, Facebook announced it would buy Instgram for $1 billion, leaving many fans worried this combination would hinder their fun with the app. Instagram isn’t nearly as big as Facebook and has privacy controls, which some users are afraid will be revoked with this recent combination.

According to Ragan’s PR Daily, most fans are angry. In fact, via twitter, one in ten tweets are planning on deleting their accounts. While I’m not happy that Facebook is using its money and power to control other social networking sites, I won’t delete my Instagram account. I use it pretty frequently and still enjoy its features, and will continue to until it to turns into another Facebook. But hopefully by then, there will be some new trendy social media site. Who knows what the future holds, but for now, I’m sticking with Instagram.

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  2. I don’t understand why people are so upset about Facebook buying Instagram. I read the same article you linked to, but I still can’t see what the big deal is. If anything, I’d think this would be a positive change because Facebook has the money to improve Instagram a lot. So far, the only difference I’ve noticed is that the options for sharing the photos now include more than Twitter and Facebook. Now you can send the photos automatically to Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous and Foursquare. Maybe this isn’t a new thing maybe I’m just now noticing it, but to me this is a positive purchase not something to get upset over. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I don’t like that facebook bought it because this means it will change – it will change in appearance, in technicalities, and more people will begin to use it for stupid stuff – just like they do with facebook. This is a really good topic to write about! It definitely will spark some conversation.

    p.s. the crazy rolling guy peeking into your ticket window… 😉

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