Facebook buys Instagram: What They're Saying

On April 9th, 2012 Facebook announced that it had agreed to purchase popular photo sharing service Instagram in a deal reported to be worth some $1 billion. Here is a collection of the initial reaction to the news...


  1. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a formal statement confirming the news:
  2. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom shared the news via a company blog:
  3. Media headlines and initial reactions were factual, focused on the price and beginning to explore how the two companies may work together to create a better user experience...
  4. Others' reactions were not so rosy...the #RIPInstagram tag on Twitter was quickly filled with people lamenting the supposed 'loss' of another service.