Originally Posted by ankitagaba
I think it was a very smart decision by Facebook. Instagram has loyalists. The users adore the tool and platform. Now it all depends on how Facebook leverages Instagram's reach and tool.
Absolutely. I read that facebook's key feature is photo sharing and facebook has low mobile penetration and low revenues from mobile.
Instagram was a threat as a competitor to facebook and this acquisition is initially to evade that threat.
Unlike how google ignored facebook when orkut was dominant, Mark did not want to repeat this mistake.