There’s quite the controversy and low approval rating for Facebook’s recent acquisition of popular photo sharing app, Instagram. If you live under an rock where even the rare-to-find ant is unfamiliar with The Internet, this should catch you up to speed. And that’s straight from the Zuckerhorse’s mouth folks because it has become damn near impossible to find a neutral article from anywhere else about the acquisition. I take that back. It’s absolutely impossible to find a neutral article anywhere else about the acquisition.
Now I was an early adopter of the Facebook platform for personal use, and while I understand the general population’s inevitable inability to embrace and accept change, what I don’t understand is that same population, who voluntarily take advantage of the applications and platforms available to them (in this case Instagram & Facebook), are so uproariously thrusting themselves off of the proverbial Instagram bandwagon because of…wait for it…a smart business decision, designed to enhance users’ photo sharing experience. Enhance, not hinder, but self-appointed hindrance has already begun. This after words were shared on the internet and before the deal has even officially closed. With such rampant speculation afoot from the naysayers, my guess is that they got their information from ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE ZUCKERHORSE’S MOUTH. Because…
“We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.” –Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
I’ve already, made my snarky comments on Twitter, not so much about the reality of the acquisition, but about the unknown reality everyone is foreseeing as a result.
I implore you, oh soapboxed interneters, to shimmy on up there and share your thoughts on the acquisition. Be calm and collected and rational, or just be plain old crazy, out-of-control, conspiracy theorist. Your comments are graciously welcomed either way. Because that? Is the glorious nature of the internet.