The acquisition of Instagram on Monday was quite blissfully celebrated with champagne at Facebook and Instagram after the $ 1billion deal was announced. But not everyone seemed to be happy with this exciting news. Studying the user reaction with over 200K tweets Crimson Hexagon found that over 18% of users were in a dilemma, other 35% were mad at both Facebook and Instagram, and the rest had mixed feelings with only 12% of users actually appreciating it.
“What needs to be recognized here is that anytime you decide to store your information online, you should also assume that it could be used for marketing purposes and that it may be publicly available,” says Sophos security researcher Graham Cluley. “The acquisition of Instagram is a perfect example of how data shared online may have an uncertain future. As Instagram’s policies state, they are “subject to change without notice” and users should be sure they are comfortable with their information being used in any way they can imagine.”
However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company plans to keep Instagram as an independent firm. It is a great deal, indeed. But, have you ever thought why Facebook really wanted to take over Instagram?
Despite Facebook’s massive buyout & its rollout onto Android platform, we still love Instagram for being a fun blend of simple photography and social networking. But this doesn’t change the fact that there are a fair number of worthy alternatives to Instagram which can do the same things and even more. Just in case you find yourself replacing Instagram, here’s a list of all the great alternatives for iPhone and iPad. To make things easier app developers have also started adding import features to their app which allow to quickly and effortlessly import your pictures from Instagram.
Check out our list of Top 10 alternatives to Instagram.