(Image Source: SlashGear

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

The next time you check Twitter, you may notice something looks a little different with a few photos - and it’s more than just an Instagram filter.

That’s because on Wednesday Instagram disabled the ability for Twitter to properly show full Instagram photos on its website and in its applications. For now, those Instagram photos are mainly appearing cropped, or off-center. (Via The New York Times)

But according to Engadget, Twitter users shouldn’t assume they’ll see the fail whale when they try and open up a picture - it simply means “previous thumbnail images will no longer show up from within feeds.”

Is Instagram’s decision just business? Or is Instagram trying to give Twitter the bird? A writer for CNET points out these two companies have some history.

“Twitter and Instagram used to partner closely, largely to compete against social-networking giant Facebook. However, there has been a growing rift between the two companies ever since Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion.”

But a blogger for Business Insider notes the change of heart didn’t happen in a single Kodak moment, as “over the summer, Twitter blocked Instagram from scanning your twitter connections to find new people to follow on instagram.”

While the Washington Post focuses on Instagram’s rapid growth of late, creating web profiles allowing users to show off their latest photos outside the mobile space. The company launched those sites last month, with big, splashy pages that take clear design cues from Facebook’s timeline layout.

But Instagram’s CEO wanted to reinforce that it was his company’s decision to make tweak its interaction with Twitter, telling The Verge “this [change] isn’t actually a consequence of us getting acquired [by Facebook].”

A writer for SlashGear says nobody will feel this change more than the users.

“It seems visiting two sites (or switching between two apps) rather than just one is the name of the game from now on, with usability being the real loser as Twitter and Instagram jostle for position.”

While a writer for All Things D says there’s no pretty filter to cover up what’s going on.
“It’s getting nasty. Two companies that once loved one another are now showing true colors and feelings against one another. But after the Facebook acquisition, we had to have seen it coming.”

But the shot-sharing conflict could just be getting started. Twitter reportedly is developing its own photo-filtering service.

Instagram-Twitter Turf War: Instagram Blocks Photos

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Dec 5, 2012

Instagram-Twitter Turf War: Instagram Blocks Photos

(Image Source: SlashGear

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

The next time you check Twitter, you may notice something looks a little different with a few photos - and it’s more than just an Instagram filter.

That’s because on Wednesday Instagram disabled the ability for Twitter to properly show full Instagram photos on its website and in its applications. For now, those Instagram photos are mainly appearing cropped, or off-center. (Via The New York Times)

But according to Engadget, Twitter users shouldn’t assume they’ll see the fail whale when they try and open up a picture - it simply means “previous thumbnail images will no longer show up from within feeds.”

Is Instagram’s decision just business? Or is Instagram trying to give Twitter the bird? A writer for CNET points out these two companies have some history.

“Twitter and Instagram used to partner closely, largely to compete against social-networking giant Facebook. However, there has been a growing rift between the two companies ever since Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion.”

But a blogger for Business Insider notes the change of heart didn’t happen in a single Kodak moment, as “over the summer, Twitter blocked Instagram from scanning your twitter connections to find new people to follow on instagram.”

While the Washington Post focuses on Instagram’s rapid growth of late, creating web profiles allowing users to show off their latest photos outside the mobile space. The company launched those sites last month, with big, splashy pages that take clear design cues from Facebook’s timeline layout.

But Instagram’s CEO wanted to reinforce that it was his company’s decision to make tweak its interaction with Twitter, telling The Verge “this [change] isn’t actually a consequence of us getting acquired [by Facebook].”

A writer for SlashGear says nobody will feel this change more than the users.

“It seems visiting two sites (or switching between two apps) rather than just one is the name of the game from now on, with usability being the real loser as Twitter and Instagram jostle for position.”

While a writer for All Things D says there’s no pretty filter to cover up what’s going on.
“It’s getting nasty. Two companies that once loved one another are now showing true colors and feelings against one another. But after the Facebook acquisition, we had to have seen it coming.”

But the shot-sharing conflict could just be getting started. Twitter reportedly is developing its own photo-filtering service.

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