Instagram sold to Facebook

Instagram and also Twitter are surging with activity ever since the information came out that Facebook had actually made the purchase of Instagram for a billion bucks - Instagram Sold To Facebook.

Today all important media as well as blog sites are mirroring and publishing pages and also pages regarding the deal, whether it is monetary facets, marketing strategies for both business and also the feasible following advancements in Palo Alto's mobile and social media industry ...

If I was a Hollywood motion picture producer, I would have called the movie a Billion Dollar Child ...


Instagram Sold To Facebook


Yet exactly what does it really suggest for users and also Instagramers like us?

After Mark Zuckerberg's official announcement last night on his Facebook profile, countless comments appeared. Not only in Twitter yet In Instagram too. For daily Instagramers like us, the Instagram App has successfully transformeded into our main interaction device. A place where we could share greater than simply photos, yet our sensations, belief and also our point of views too.

Yesterday, our @Igers pic pointing out the "Facebook bargain" made it to the Popular Page, not a surprises there ...

As owner of Instagramers, the main fan network of the Instagram App all over the world, needless to say that my phone was hot with task last evening. Mentions, inquiries, uncertainties ... I am most likely among the initial Iger receiving grievances every single day, as it should be!

Many people are asking me today what will occur next so I determined to compose this message.

The curious thing about this whole story as well as our Instagram users experience is that we appear to act differently depending on the socials media we make use of.

-- Most of us are deeply entailed 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 sensation of belonging to it through the area. That's why we additionally figured just what amounts to a special fear of Android' s incursion into the Instagram globe, we are afraid that it could destroy our excellent little world

-- A lot of us have truly no suggestion of who owns our photos legal rights and which 3rd party could use it (same as in Facebook )

-- Everybody have Facebook account.

-- A big part of our Instagram Pics are daily as well as naturally shared to our very own Facebook walls and also accounts.

-- According to a recent research study, as much as 12.5% of the pictures submitted to Twitter could be from Instagram.

-- Our own Instagramers Network of greater than 270 regional groups worldwide is organized around Facebook Profiles as well as we have an exclusive team of over 200 "ManIgers" organizing occasions, instawalks, exhibits, sharing concepts, giving suggestions ...

So why are we so terrified of Facebook?

As Internet individuals we won our self-reliance and freedom in our options. We do not want to count on institutions or firms any longer. Instagram till today resembled a small "family members" composed by a few young men that developed a remarkable app as well as transformed our lives ... They used to answer personally through the helpdesk center, @Josh worked up on Sunday to release "The week on Instagram" on their blog as well as there was an actual synergy in between customers as well as proprietors of the app therefore normally, we are left questioning what will certainly happen now.

In an image I uploaded yesterday in @Igers Account on Instagram (see below in the ideal side) I got greater than 220 adverse comments about the procurement. There is no doubt that some individuals are actually upset could think their rights will certainly not be respected and that it will possibly smell company and advertising everywhere.

Yet we need to be mindful that our preferred app can just survive if there is a practical company model behind.

I would certainly wrap up that Facebook already has a billion individuals which they are absolutely not seeking for 30 million Instagram customers to increase their participant rankings. Not. A lot of us are already Facebookers as well as Mark currently has all our individual information. Additionally, Zuckerberg has actually not shown any thinking about combining both Brands and also Solutions (at least for the moment). He knows we don't act the same way in each social media platform we belong to and that we act differently depending on our motivations. Combining both systems under the Facebook umbrella would prompt a huge migration to various other photo-sharing applications like Eye' em or Picplz.

I actually do think this offer is extra a question of approach and also keeping Google as well as other competitors away (Google had just recently revealed rate of interest for IG). I directly thought that Instagramwould fit much better with Twitter. It made more feeling to me yet it's appears that Jack Dorsey is really satisfied with his Instagram Shares worth today as he was one of the first round resources fund capitalist.

I think that (for the very least a few months, possibly a year ...) there will certainly be no crucial changes in our Instagram App which regardless, it is worthless to aim to prepare additionally compared to that.

Much more the one million Androiders signed up last week and nothing truly happened. So why should we be frightened of Facebook this time?