One of the stranger mysteries of Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram is this: Why does Facebook allow Instagram to use Foursquare for photo-location services when Facebook has its own location app, Check In?
Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion last spring in a defensive measure. The main reason people use Facebook is to share photos, and Instagram was threatening this dominance on mobile, where consumer computer usage is going.
Facebook's $1 billion gobbling up of Instagram has sent disgruntled fans of the quirky photo-sharing app to the delete button.Twitter and other online platforms buzzed Wednesday with depictions of Facebook as a corporate monster trampling over a defenseless community of creative, free-spirited types."Guess it's time to delete my instagram app before Facebook ruins it," Twitter user Charlie Robinson griped.In another tweet, Jay El Nino Garcia moaned: "Nice facebook just bought instagram. Another thing to delete."