Emily Dreyfuss

Will Instagram users quit now that Facebook owns the app?

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 …

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iPhone users: Android is ruining our Instagram club

commentary Since Instagram became available for Android users yesterday, a lobby of “but that was OUR app!” tweets are starkly highlighting the rift between iPhoners and Androiders. Vocal iOS fans are unhappy that Instagram is no longer exclusive to them. Suddenly, their club is letting Android users in! How could it be? The allure of exclusivity is understandable. As a …

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