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The Internet and Digital tracks, trails, tips & tools, especially as for Education. Thinking them over and... questioning them all !
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"Dear Facebook, Please Don't Ruin Instagram" | Mashable OP-ED

"Dear Facebook, Please Don't Ruin Instagram" | Mashable OP-ED | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
When the news first broke that Facebook had acquired Instagram for $1 billion, my immediate instinct was dread. I wasn't alone.

Christina Warren -Mashable Entertainment Editor- also says : "Facebook and Instagram | Dammit. Just… dammit.  These things always start out with the best intentions but unless you're Amazon and Zappos they never pan out the way you want.

To be clear – I'm totally happy for the Instagram team – they deserve the success they've found tenfold. I just wish it wasn't Facebook… because no matter how much you say, the reality is different. It just is. The guise of the network becomes different. The guise of the mobile service changes. It shifts.

This isn't a slight at Facebook – I'd feel the same way if Twitter, Google or even Apple bought this company.

Maybe I'm being irrational – I'm sure I am. In the long run, this will enable more people to use Instagram, which is obviously great. And yet. And yet.      $1 billion.       That's some serious money. Like, that's an offer you can't refuse. Good on them. [...]" on http://christina.is/

 

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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

 

Facebook has acquired photo-sharing app Instagram for approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook...

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Deleting Your Instagram Account ? Here's How to Save Your Pics

Deleting Your Instagram Account ? Here's How to Save Your Pics | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

Mashable :

"Facebook is buying Instagram — and some Instagram users aren’t happy about it.  [...] The fear is that in addition to the company, Facebook has acquired all of that location-tagged photo data from Instagram’s users and may use it to target ads at them. [...] f you’re in the camp that’s deleting its Instagram accounts regardless [...], you don’t have to give up your photo library in the process. [...]

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Getting Started on Instagram for Android

Getting Started on Instagram for Android | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

 

"We at Instagram are thrilled to welcome Android users to our community !  [...] a few resources for our new users (and, of course, a refresher for our existing users.) The Instagram Help Center is a wealth of photo taking, editing and sharing resources. [...]"

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