Immediately a backlash begun with many Insta-fans downloading their pictures and heading for the door and a slew of alternatives being offered on sites like Wired. What’s the problem? Well people have seen big company’s such as Facebook buying out smaller apps such as Instagram before, and all too often watched the app suffer because of it, and as with anything Facebook touched there are concerns on how user’s data will be used and privacy around this. However Instagram have reason to celebrate; to the tune of $1bn, and Facebook surely have made a shrewd move buying up the most viral and popular digital photo app on the market, with all its user’s visual data to boot…
I know, I know, you’ve either heard it all before and think its just another social fad or you’re already pinning away and think this is old news but whatever your take on the picture-friendly site Pinterest- it has leapt into the big time by becoming the third largest social network, overtaking Google+ and Linkedin in a sharp upward trajectory of users and buzz surrounding its potential.
Many are eyeing the network’s marketing potential, and startups and apps springing up around this such as the ‘Pinvolve’ Facebook App which connects the two networks, analytics from startups such as Pinpuff, PinReach, and spinoffs such as Mapinterest which takes what you pin and maps it, to name a small few.
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