To say that Twitter’s reaction to Facebook buying out Instagram has been mixed would be an understatement. A massive understatement.
Many users reacted to the announcement with what can only be described as outright betrayal:
Deletes instagram of iphone, post-haste…
— Angelo Coppola(@angelo2711) April 9, 2012
Instagram, you sell outs. Typical hipsters.
— . . . . . . . . . .(@violentflux) April 9, 2012
— cut:eater (@cuteater) April 9, 2012
Prepare for instagram to be downgraded because of Facebook.
— Jay Christopher. (@MadebyJay) April 9, 2012
Facebook bought instagram so now this is my only social network until Facebook purchases twitter too
— Gadget (@Gaadgette) April 9, 2012
I propose the “Instagram” as the official new unit of measure ment for opulent ridiculousness. usage: “That Bugatti weighs .0001 Instagrams”
— Stephen A. Ridley (@s7ephen) April 9, 2012
Somewhere out there is a person really hoping they’ll be able to post FarmVille screenshots to instagram now. That person must die.
— Rylie L.(@SarcasticRylie) April 9, 2012
— derickbailey (@derickbailey) April 9, 2012
Some opportunistic tweeters even gave Instagram users advice on how to save their pictures if they chose to delete their accounts:
— Octavia Nasr(@octavianasr) April 9, 2012
Others offered alternative photo-sharing apps: