Instagram’s move to “liberate” its users’ photos for advertising purposes was the act of a corporate buffoon. But it was all a big misunderstanding say the leaders of the company.
Interestingly, there’s no misunderstanding that people still love Instagram regardless of the stand on privacy and painful awkwardness.
In my piece on Instagram that appeared here the other day, I listed several advantages of the new Flickr mobile App, including zoom, but failed to say one of the drawbacks in moving to the Yahoo! owned platform over Instagram is the fact that one’s audience on Instagram may be larger and more engaged. And there’s little guarantee that they will migrate.
Boohoo! Instagram is laughing all the way to the billionaire’s bank with your predictions of their demise.
— Bob Knorpp (@BobKnorpp) December 19, 2012