You have probably already heard the announcement this morning that Mark Zuckerberg bought Instagram for a billion dollars . I can’t even fathom what it must be like for owners Mike and Kevin. Instant millionaires. My husband also informed me that when Facebook joins NASDAQ Bono will officially be added to the billionaire list. Hows that for the ultimate rags to riches story. Bono will have more money than Sir Paul McCartney and possibly Oprah. How many years, wait decades do you think it took Sir Paul and Oprah to build their empire? Bazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg has surpassed everyone before his 28th birthday. Times they are a changin.
“In a post on his profile page, Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg said Instagram would continue to work with rival social networks. That will allow users to post on other services, follow users outside of Facebook, and to opt out of sharing on Facebook.”
I really hope that is true. Over the past year I have become quite fond of the app and more importantly the community behind Instagram. I know with the addition of Android users to the IG community things were poised to change, but having Facebook swallow up ownership just feels so world dominating. Now they control an app that over 30 million people have downloaded (in just 2 years I might add). My heart is heavy today, I really liked you Instagram. Dammit.
Maybe this is exactly what I needed, something to help me shy away from a space that I find highly addictive. Maybe this will catapult the app into some sort of super app that defies online life as we know it.
Instagram you’re starting to feel like a bad habit that I just can’t quit.
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