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A bit more humor on Facebook's purchase of Instagram

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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:

A bit more humor on Facebook's purchase of Instagram

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:43 8

1. Dameon (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:05 8

2. rasinhussy (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)

What is this facebook thing?

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:13 1

3. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 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.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:18 8

4. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 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?

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:33 4

5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:58

7. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 08:04 2

10. Gingershnaps (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:36 2

6. Jerry209 (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

2012 ppl wake up

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:43 2

8. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

this just makes me want to create apps more and more... i dont know what yall are grumbling about...lol


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!!!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 04:34 1

9. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

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

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