1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    So Facebook is buying Instagram for a cool $1 billion. Are you keeping your account?

    Do you care if Facebook owns Instagram? If you do, what will you switch to?
    04-09-2012 01:09 PM
  2. fayek's Avatar
    I dont have a problem with facebook I use it everyday, but I am still ticked off by this. I absolutely hate the whole facebook integration thing and i dont want to have every single thing i use online controlled by a Big Brother. Someone needs to stop that company from its internet monopolizing plans.

    So, whether i will be closing off my account or not depends on what changes facebook might/will be doing to it. including mandatory facebook account integration. if that happens i'm out the door.

    if nothing changes in the way instagram functions then i'll be an ok camper (not particularly happy but not that upset either)
    04-09-2012 01:30 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Gonna be gone. I hate FB.


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    04-09-2012 02:09 PM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    So Facebook is buying Instagram for a cool $1 billion. Are you keeping your account?

    Do you care if Facebook owns Instagram? If you do, what will you switch to?
    Negative. Even if Facebook was not such a dangerous neighborhood, I cannot imagine doing business with someone like Zuckerberg.
    04-09-2012 02:49 PM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    I dont have a problem with facebook I use it everyday, but I am still ticked off by this. I absolutely hate the whole facebook integration thing and i dont want to have every single thing i use online controlled by a Big Brother. Someone needs to stop that company from its internet monopolizing plans.

    So, whether i will be closing off my account or not depends on what changes facebook might/will be doing to it. including mandatory facebook account integration. if that happens i'm out the door.

    if nothing changes in the way instagram functions then i'll be an ok camper (not particularly happy but not that upset either)
    Facebook it the epitome of "big data." Big data understands that the greater the integration of data, from the more different sources, the greater its monetary value and the easier it is to sell it. Whatever Facebook might say in the short run, in the long run they are going to integrate. Unlike other big data firms, they are in the business of selling personally identified information.

    My fifteen year-old asserts that he "has nothing to hide" but even he stays away from Facebook.
    04-09-2012 02:56 PM
  6. Rocktapus's Avatar
    i would like instagram to be more social. sometimes i wanna be friends with other instagrammers, but instagram [the app] doesn't even have a messaging system!

    i'm sure its not as scary as it seems. [like when Disney acquired Marvel] people just hate change.
    04-09-2012 03:10 PM
  7. Rockdog97's Avatar
    what other "options" are out there that do the same thing as Instagram?
    04-09-2012 03:14 PM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    what other "options" are out there that do the same thing as Instagram?



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    04-09-2012 03:23 PM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    i would like instagram to be more social. sometimes i wanna be friends with other instagrammers, but instagram [the app] doesn't even have a messaging system!

    i'm sure its not as scary as it seems. [like when Disney acquired Marvel] people just hate change.
    Might not be too scary in other hands. Zuckerberg's business model is to make money by selling your associations. Even that might not be too bad, except that you are only 4.7, not six as you might well believe, people, associations, away from Kevin Bacon, a terrorist, a pornographer, a rogue hacker. or name-your-own villain.

    The effect of this is to put you in the position of having to prove your innocence, to live down your associations, to show that your "association" is mere coincidence. Lot's of luck.
    Last edited by whmurray; 04-09-2012 at 04:14 PM.
    04-09-2012 04:12 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    Holy paranoia, people. Even if you're eventually required to have a Facebook account to use Instagramand right now you aren'tyou certainly aren't being forced to upload every last detail of your private lives. All I'm seeing so far are the typical, reactionary, outcries that follow any relatively large piece of news about Facebook.
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    04-09-2012 05:21 PM
  11. Rocktapus's Avatar
    Holy paranoia, people. Even if you're eventually required to have a Facebook account to use Instagramand right now you aren'tyou certainly aren't being forced to upload every last detail of your private lives. All I'm seeing so far are the typical, reactionary, outcries that follow any relatively large piece of news about Facebook.
    yeah. i'm just gonna stop commenting on the topic because its a waste of energy. i have one IG follower that is literally gonna QUIT instagram because of the facebook thing. ...i guessss....
    04-09-2012 05:41 PM
  12. joewc440's Avatar
    I still can't believe they bought it for 1 BILLION. Absolutely insane.
    04-09-2012 06:03 PM
  13. Hermdroid's Avatar
    All I got to say is it was nice enjoying instagram without bugs!!!!!!
    04-09-2012 06:18 PM
  14. whmurray's Avatar
    All I got to say is it was nice enjoying instagram without bugs!!!!!!
    Not a FaceBook user. Is one to infer from your post that you expect bugs from FaceBook?
    04-12-2012 02:55 PM
  15. Bias X's Avatar
    I don't really care. Not much of an instagrammer? Myself. I'll upload a shot or two every now and then, but making me crop my shots really pisses me off and changes you can make to any picture is minimal.
    I'd rather take a shot edit it with snapseed and upload it to my blog, twitter, and Facebook.
    04-12-2012 03:15 PM
  16. Hermdroid's Avatar
    Not a FaceBook user. Is one to infer from your post that you expect bugs from FaceBook?
    Yes the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad has been full of bugs since the middle of last year! Knock on wood since facebook's last update I haven't been experiencing bugs as often.
    04-12-2012 03:25 PM
  17. anon(4732323)'s Avatar
    i would like instagram to be more social. sometimes i wanna be friends with other instagrammers, but instagram [the app] doesn't even have a messaging system!

    i'm sure its not as scary as it seems. [like when Disney acquired Marvel] people just hate change.
    You can send messages to users via statigram (pain I know, but it's a start).
    04-17-2012 05:45 AM
  18. 12youngjedi's Avatar
    aw! a lot of fakers are going to happy now
    04-21-2012 11:28 AM
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