We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
So when Instagram came out, I thought it was cool and was bummed that it was iPhone only and hoped that they'd make an Android port. Then by the time the Android port came out, I was so sick of seeing thousands of faux-seventies style pictures that I gave it a pass. Maybe the sharing stuff is well done but it just feels like a trend that's right about to die.
Robert Scoble is an idiot hack with a vested interest in keeping bubblemania going (he "studies startups" for another bubble company). And even if he was right about all that stuff, Facebook already has a very popular photo feature - one that's ten times more popular than Instagram, at least - that could do every single thing Instagram is allegedly adding to this company.
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