Facebook Bought Instagram

Instagram and Twitter are surging with activity ever since the news appeared that Facebook had actually made the purchase of Instagram for a billion dollars - Facebook Bought Instagram.

Today very important media and blogs are mirroring and also releasing pages and pages concerning the bargain, whether it is financial facets, advertising and marketing approaches for both firms and also the possible following growths in Palo Alto's mobile and also social media field ...

If I was a Hollywood flick manufacturer, I would certainly have named the movie a Billion Buck Infant ...



Facebook Bought Instagram


However exactly what does it really mean for users and also Instagramers like us?

After Mark Zuckerberg's main news last evening on his Facebook account, hundreds of comments appeared. Not only in Twitter but In Instagram also. For day-to-day Instagramers like us, the Instagram App has successfully become our main communication device. An area where we could share more than simply images, yet our feelings, ideological background and our point of views also.

Yesterday, our @Igers pic stating the "Facebook bargain" made it to the Popular Page, no surprises there ...

As owner of Instagramers, the main fan network of the Instagram Application around the globe, obviously that my phone was warm with task last night. References, questions, doubts ... I am possibly among the first Iger receiving problems each day, as it must be!

Many people are asking me today what will happen next so I decided to write this post.

The interested feature of this whole story and also our Instagram customers experience is that we appear to act in a different way relying on the social networks we use.

-- Most of us are deeply involved with the Instagram Application itself as well as state to be addicted. There is a strong feeling of stickyness with Instagram's growing area. A real experience of becoming part of it through the community. That's why we additionally figured just what totals up to an unique anxiety of Android' s attack right into the Instagram globe, we are afraid that it could damage our perfect little globe

-- A lot of us have truly no concept of who possesses our photos legal rights and which third party can utilize it (same as in Facebook )

-- Everybody have Facebook account.

-- A substantial part of our Instagram Pics are daily and normally shared to our own Facebook walls and also profiles.

-- Inning accordance with a current study, up to 12.5% of the photos published to Twitter could be from Instagram.

-- Our own Instagramers Network of more than 270 local groups around the world is arranged around Facebook Profiles as well as we have a private group of over 200 "ManIgers" organizing occasions, instawalks, exhibits, sharing suggestions, providing suggestions ...

So why are we so scared of Facebook?

As Net individuals we won our self-reliance and also freedom in our options. We do not wish to rely on organizations or firms anymore. Instagram until today resembled a little "household" composed by a couple of young individuals that developed an amazing app and transformed our lives ... They made use of to answer directly via the helpdesk facility, @Josh worked up on Sunday to publish "The week on Instagram" on their blog site and also there was an actual harmony in between customers as well as owners of the app and so naturally, we are left questioning just what will happen currently.

In an image I posted the other day in @Igers Profile on Instagram (see here in the ideal side) I got greater than 220 negative comments regarding the purchase. There is no doubt that some individuals are really distressed could believe their rights will not be appreciated which it will most likely smell service and also advertising and marketing everywhere.

But we have to be mindful that our favored app can only survive if there is a sensible service model behind.

I would certainly wrap up that Facebook currently has a billion customers and that they are certainly not seeking for 30 million Instagram customers to improve their participant ranks. Not at all. Most of us are currently Facebookers and Mark already has all our individual information. Additionally, Zuckerberg has not demonstrated any curious about merging both Brands and also Providers (at least for the moment). He knows we don't behave the same way in each social networks platform we come from which we act differently depending upon our motivations. Combining the two platforms under the Facebook umbrella would prompt an enormous migration to other photo-sharing applications like Eye' em or Picplz.

I truly do believe this deal is more an inquiry of technique and keeping Google and also other competitors at bay (Google had recently revealed interest for IG). I personally thought that Instagramwould fit much better with Twitter. It made even more feeling to me yet it's seems that Jack Dorsey is actually delighted with his Instagram Shares value today as he was one of the first round resources fund investor.

I believe that (for least a couple of months, possibly a year ...) there will certainly be no important modifications in our Instagram Application which in any case, it is pointless to try to prepare even more compared to that.

A lot more the one million Androiders signed up last week and also absolutely nothing truly took place. So why should we be terrified of Facebook this moment?