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Facebook, Google Must Adapt as Users Embrace 'Unsocial' Networks

When Facebook bought the photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion, theories flew as to what it might mean. Was Mark Zuckerberg defensive, worried that his 850 million Facebook users might stop uploading
250 million photos a day? Or was he making a proactive move into
mobile, where Instagram’s friendly interface makes Facebook look clunky
on iPhones?The real story is both—and one of splintering social
networks that are breaking up the vast, open “social graphs” that give
Facebook and others such power. Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram is a
signal that smaller, closed networks are growing popular by giving
audiences more control over what

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Added: Apr-19-2012 Occurred On: Apr-19-2012
By: Jhurst
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