Until last week, Instagram was exclusive to iOS users. Dubbed the No. 1 app in the App Store last year, its popularity soared. On April 4, it was finally made available to Android, and I wrote about the disturbing undertone of the reaction from some iPhone users.
After today's news, I wondered how those iPhone users feel now that their precious photo-sharing app is not only open to their OS rivals, Androiders, but all 845 million active Facebook users.
Facebook used to be about exclusivity, but now it's almost the antithesis of that: anyone of age can join, and it's free. Will that curdle iPhone users' blood? If Instagram's cool factor was threatened by Android, the massive Facebook population uploading filtered pictures would be even worse, right? … Read more