Comments on: Counterparties: Why Facebook bought Instagram http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: million hits secret bonus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/comment-page-1/#comment-54181 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:36:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13112#comment-54181 It is rare to find a professional in whom you will surely have some faith. In the world of today, nobody definitely cares about showing others exactly how in this issue. How lucky I am to have found a really wonderful web site as this. It is really people like you exactly who make a genuine difference in this world through the suggestions they reveal.

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By: SteveHamlin http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/comment-page-1/#comment-37774 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:12:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13112#comment-37774 They are all platform, which people use in ways that vary over time. The GigaOm writer now spends an hour a day on Instagram, believing it’s higher quality, because he follows fewer and more discerning people there than on Facebook. It’d be interesting for the writer to follow only the same people in Instagram and Facebook.

If Instagram gets 500 million users, including parents, teachers, employees/ers, the store down the street, and people I wish I’d forgotten, and a user follows all of them just like accepting too many Facebook requests, then the perceived quality of a person’s Instagram follows will quickly disappear.

There does not seem to be anything unique about the Instagram platform that might enforce the current quality. I’m sure people thought their Facebook walls were quality back in 2007. The ‘quality’ of followed Tweets was probably better before large-scale adoption by marketers, spambots and idiots.

tl;dr: things that are cool when they are small can be much less cool when used by the world. Would Grandma’s Instagram feed be any better than her Facebook posts?

It’s the poster, not the platform, that matters.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/comment-page-1/#comment-37771 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:11:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13112#comment-37771 Who the HELL uses ‘instagram?’ This sounds like fabricated news, and we’re all supposed to know the players. “Google Takes Majority Position in BombDog Platform.” I saw this coming when BombDog was upgraded before Q3 earnings.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/comment-page-1/#comment-37753 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:56:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13112#comment-37753 It gets even better: Facebook buys NY Times for $926 million: http://www.WeWereWallStreet.com/facebook -buys-nytimes.html.

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By: ytwod3621 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/10/counterparties-why-facebook-bought-instagram/comment-page-1/#comment-37735 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:48:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13112#comment-37735 Isn’t it interesting to speculate about how Facebook will make enough money to pay for this acquisition, since there is apparently no revenue stream whatsoever? Did Facebook just happen to have $1B lying around that no one was using? Or did they have to borrow the money? If the money was lent, did the lenders go on the assumption that because Facebook is a big hit, its operators can do no wrong in terms of expansion or investment?

If you had bought a piece of Facebook in 2004, the payoff would apparently be huge if you cashed it in now, but what are the odds that $1B now will yield a big payoff in the future?

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