My Thoughts About The Facebook Buys Instagram Saga. And the thousands of people mourning, wringing their hands and tugging on Mark Zuckerberg’s pant leg to tell him that he sucks.
We Have Not Entered The 9th Circle of Hell
People get a sick pleasure in whining about everything Facebook does. People have practically sent themselves into therapy over Timeline. Now it’s Instagram. Nobody died. A natural disaster didn’t befall our fine land. Folks, if there’s any constant with Facebook, it’s change. Without them, you wouldn’t be in touch with your hot ex-boyfriend from high school, your BFF from when you were 6 or have your mother read when your friends post F-bombs on your wall. GET OVER IT.
Android Peeps, Thank Facebook for Your Instagrasm
The launch of Instagram for Android last week was not a matter of coincidental timing. So if you’re an Android user and you’re still basking in the afterglow after months of photographic deprivation? Thank Facebook for your Instagrasm.
Facebook Could Be The Internet’s Darth Vader
Instead of doomsdaying the whole thing, why not wait to see if Facebook actually positively impacts Instagram? Okay, so maybe the chances aren’t good. But – there’s a potential upside for social media peeps and bloggers with this integration. What if somehow Instagram likes connected to your fan page likes or helped increase your EdgeRank? There are lots of scenarios in which Facebook could make this acquisition a huge bonus for bloggers. I am not a Mark Zuckerberg fangirl, but can’t we just pull our undies out of our buttcracks and see what happens? Darth Vader couldn’t kill his son Luke Skywalker and ultimately used his powers for good. Just sayin’.
You Freaks Will Still Get To Post Your Photos
The bottom line is this: you will still get to share your photos. So why the wringing of hands? The incessant speculation of how this will “ruin” Instagram? The people who post 25 pictures in a row of their kid at preschool doing absolutely NAH-THING will still get to do that, I’m fairly certain. Those that are completely narcissistic and post more photos of themselves than any other subject? They’re safe too. Those that get a million likes on even crappy photos? Will still get a million likes on their crappy photos. Read about The Top 11 Instagram Photo types.
It Could Be Worse.
Google could have bought Instagram. They’d simply eliminate Instagram for iOS, tie it exclusively to Google Plus users (do any of those exist)? Then they’d do other nefarious things to make it part of their giant evil empire.
So remember to think of the Insta-glass has half full, not half empty. Now, stop freaking out and let’s just all get back to our regularly scheduled vain photo-taking and photo-sharing, okay? Besides…you still have Pinterest. For now.