Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Why were there more Vine shares than Instagram shares on Twitter last week?

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Marketing Land:

On Friday there were more Vines shared on Twitter than Instagram photos. According to Topsy Analytics… there were about 2.37 million links to shared on Twitter over a 24-hour period as of about 11:30 pm PT Friday night. That’s well ahead of the 2.14 million links to that Topsy counted in the same 24 hours.

What changed? I suspect the increased user base through the release of Vine on Android on the Monday before these numbers has a lot to do with it. Let’s see how many of those new users are retained in the next few weeks. If Vine is going to go anywhere, it needs to retain the curious.

Kodak’s 140,000 vs Instagram’s 13

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Jaron Lainer in Salon:

At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-class jobs created?

Instagram to hit BlackBerry before Windows Phone?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Reports are coming in that Instagram will be available as a listed in the BlackBerry app store. With a huge caveat that BlackBerry’s new OS allows Android apps to run, so this might be a very easy implementation for the Instagram devs to push out, it raises two points.

Consumers who ‘want Instagram on their phone’ because that’s what everyone on-line tells them they must have, will have no fear in picking up a BB10 handset. More importantly, it shows the love in the room for BlackBerry, because two years later Windows Phone is still waiting…

Instagram’s new T&C’s don’t pass the Wheaton Paradox

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Wil Wheaton on Instagram’s terms and conditions image-grab:

Here’s what I’m wondering: if Kaley Cuoco uses Instagram to share a photo of her and Melissa Rauch doing something silly, does that mean that Instagram can take that photo and use it to advertise for something silly without compensating them for what becomes a use of their likeness for commercial purposes? I can see that being a pretty serious shitstorm if it happens.

Deja Vu for Friendfeed fans as Facebook buys Instagram

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Bret Taylor on Friendfeed’s blog.

We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired FriendFeed. As my mom explained to me, when two companies love each other very much, they form a structured investment vehicle…

The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We’ve always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common vision. Now we have the opportunity to bring many of the innovations we’ve developed at FriendFeed to Facebook’s 250 million users around the world and to work alongside Facebook’s passionate engineers to create even more ways for you to easily share with your friends online. will continue to operate normally. We’re still figuring out our longer-term plans for the product with the Facebook team.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.