Instagram Photo Album: Facebook Purchases Instagram

Is really a picture really really worth a thousand words? Well, to Facebook, an Instagram Photo Album might just be worth a billion dollars. Yes, that is right, Your Instagram pictures are now going to be a part of Facebook, simply because Facebook just recently purchased Instagram.

I’ve to admit that personally I’ve not utilized Instagram that much, especially because I do not take a whole great deal of pictures with my smartphone. I take pictures, but am not as a lot a photographer during my regular operating hours than I most likely should be. And when I am really not working, I don’t make it a habit of carrying a smartphone. It appears like a lot of people besides me really do use Instagram, and for that nine-person employees, I entire heartedly congratulate them on this new acquisition.

What is interesting to note, is that company, now worth a billion dollars in cash and stock, only has 9 employees, who all became millionaires virtually overnight with the acquisition by Facebook. Facebook will apparently be building on Instagram’s strengths and functions and growing the app independently rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

Mashable can also be reporting that “Facebook plans on maintaining features within the app that permit pictures to be published on other social networks, and also the capability to have followers and adhere to people who aren’t necessarily your Facebook friends.”

So, if you’re into taking photos and you’re not an Instagram consumer but, then you may as well get on board with Instagram correct now, as it apparently is going to be a larger a part of our on-line social lives than we believe. Especially simply because Instagram has just gone mainstream.