A bit more humor on Facebook's purchase of Instagram

A bit more humor on Facebook's purchase of Instagram
Since Facebook announced their headline-grabbing $1 billion purchase of Instagram there has been a lot of angst by current users that the app and its famously tight-knit development staff will be devoured by Facebook and turned into something unrecognizable, or else use it to start aggressively collecting more personal data from users.

And what do tech-hipsters do when they have angst? Use humor of course! We’ve already seen The Daily Show’s take on the Instagram buyout, but the comic The Joy of Tech over at AllThingsD seems to have perfectly captured some of these concerns – and unlike many of the humor videos we come across, we think the comic captures a legitimate concern shared by users of Instagram.

Without further ado:


source: AllThingsD

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10 Comments

1. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

lol...didnt know what this was until they made an uproar about it

2. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

What is this facebook thing?

3. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I had the app for some time now but never really had any use for it... just put it on my infuse the other day and still dont really have a use for it.

4. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think that this purchase is absurd. 1 billion? I know they have the money and that Instagram is successful, but can someone explain me?

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

They aren't just buying the app they want everyone's data... that's my take on it.

7. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

i don't know, do you think $1 billion is worth a massive amount of stored information? Sorry, just getting people fired up on these conspiracies with Facebook. It never gets old.

10. Gingershnaps

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Several industry analysts have reasoned that it's because Facebook wants to keep it out of the hands of competitors such as Twitter. Is it worth $1 billion by itself? Probably not. Is it worth $1 billion to keep it out of the hands of a company that could monetize it? Maybe. It seems Facebook thought so.

6. Jerry209

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

2012 ppl wake up

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

this just makes me want to create apps more and more... i dont know what yall are grumbling about...lol GET MONEY$ thats what this world is about providing a service to the world while making money doing it. this comic piece is VERY funny tho... lmao!!!

9. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

how will it work on a desktop/laptop? can't imagine instagram on desktop/laptop

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