Dec 10, 2012

BRM POV: Instagram Pulls Support for Photos on Twitter

Last Wednesday (December 5, 2012), Instagram moves to pull users away from Twitter and experience enhanced photo sharing on their website instead.

Imagine my surprise when I saw Instagram photos cropped and displayed in an off manner. It’s a million dollar question why, until Instagram released a statement of how they are disabling the integration of Twitter cards that allows Instagram photos to be perfectly showcased on Twitter site.

What do you think of this move? Is it selfish or justified?

Well, in my case I would say that it is justified. You see, Instagram is not part of Twitter, in fact it is owned by Twitter’s long time rival, Facebook. So I think people already see it coming when news broke about Facebook buying Instagram and millions of its users.

But this inevitable conclusion still did not prepare users on the sudden turn of events that have disappointed millions of Twitter and Instagram users. Even Buy Real Marketing had a hard time adjusting to these changes. This abrupt move will get Twitter followers complaining and whining to Instagram, I bet.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram chief executive, claimed that it has agreed to partner with Twitter to boost their web presence but now that they have improved their website, they won’t be needing Twitter’s aid anymore.

According to him, "[Users can] engage with Instagram content through likes, comments and hashtags. Now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives."

What? In a blink of an eye, they decided they don’t need Twitter? Who’s to say Twitter will not create their own photo-sharing experience like Instagram? Well, that is not a foregone conclusion because in fact, rumor has it that Twitter is actually cooking up something similar.

What do you think? Is another rivalry on the wind? Before we have like Facebook, Twitter and Google plus, now we have Instagram as well? Never mind the fact that this photo-sharing platform is owned by the giant network site Facebook.

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