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Report Claims Instagram Lost 25% of Users, Instagram Claims “Nu-uh”

When Instagram announced they would be changing their Terms of Service Agreement, a lot of users got upset and threatened to delete their accounts. One report by a company called AppData says that Instagram's users fell by 25% on Christmas day. According the AppData, it was like millions of voices suddenly cried out in disagreement, and were suddenly silenced. Instagram and Facebook, which owns the service, have obviously denied those numbers, but they might not just be saving face. The way AppData tracks their numbers makes the whole thing a little suspect.

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Told You So: Instagram Apologizes for New Policy, Begins Backpedaling

Yesterday we wrote about the Internet's strong negative reaction to Instagram's new terms of service. If you missed it, Instagram's new policy basically said they could sell user photographs to advertisers without having to pay those users. Then the Internet went bonkers. Instagram has already called the whole thing a big misunderstanding, and announced that they're revising the language of the new policy before it goes into effect next month -- Just like we said they would.

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Instagram Drops Twitter Integration, Viewing What Folks Ate Now More Difficult

Instagram is often ridiculed for being an app used most often to share images of meals or natural vistas slapped with a variety of filters. Not everyone's meant to be a gifted photographer, but they can at least take passable pictures. Instagram and Twitter used to be the best of buds, and photos snapped with Instagram were once able to be essentially embedded in tweets. As of now, those days are gone. Instagram has gone and dropped its Twitter card integration.

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Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1 Billion [Updated]

Facebook has announced that it will purchase the popular photo manipulation and sharing app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and shares. The move comes as something of a surprise as Instagram only just announced its app would be available on the Android app store. Despite the purchase by the world's largest social network, both Facebook and Instagram insist that existing users of the app will have the same experience they've grown to love.

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