(Image Credit: Digital Trends)

 

BY ADAM SMITH

ANCHOR JEREMY TRUITT

 

In a few months, Twitter could be Instagram-ming on its own -- without Instagram.

According to The New York Times Bits blog,

“Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram.”

The Times also reported that following Facebook’s $715 billion purchase of Instagram in September, Twitter reportedly sought to buy it’s own photo app but determined it’d be cheaper to build its own.

So what’s the response been so far?

A writer for CNET suggests Twitter could be consolidating its own interests, though how many users it takes from Instagram is up in the air.

(GFX_1102Twitter_CNET)
“This would potentially be a very big move for Twitter, because it could keep people taking photos on smartphones from using … Instagram altogether. Whether or not Twitter would create as passionate a community … would be an open question.”

A TechCrunch blogger says it’s that Instagram community that really makes the experience and he doesn’t expect Instagrammers to make the switch.

“Instagram is a fantastic community of people who don’t always use Twitter or Facebook … Will it bring hardcore Instagram users over for photos? I don’t really think so … unless Twitter comes up with something really amazing.”

But for some, like ReadWrite, the whole idea is just a waste of time for Twitter and the company should be pursuing other goals.

“It’s yet another sad sign of Twitter walling itself off instead of collaborating … Facebook did not drop $715 million on Instagram because of the photo filters. It spent the cash to own the network of people on the service.”

But, to be fair, any speculation on Twitter’s move is exactly that -- speculation -- as even Twitter has not confirmed it’ll add filters to photos and rollout would likely be several months away.

Twitter Takes on Instagram With its Own Photo Filters

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Nov 2, 2012

Twitter Takes on Instagram With its Own Photo Filters

(Image Credit: Digital Trends)

 

BY ADAM SMITH

ANCHOR JEREMY TRUITT

 

In a few months, Twitter could be Instagram-ming on its own -- without Instagram.

According to The New York Times Bits blog,

“Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram.”

The Times also reported that following Facebook’s $715 billion purchase of Instagram in September, Twitter reportedly sought to buy it’s own photo app but determined it’d be cheaper to build its own.

So what’s the response been so far?

A writer for CNET suggests Twitter could be consolidating its own interests, though how many users it takes from Instagram is up in the air.

(GFX_1102Twitter_CNET)
“This would potentially be a very big move for Twitter, because it could keep people taking photos on smartphones from using … Instagram altogether. Whether or not Twitter would create as passionate a community … would be an open question.”

A TechCrunch blogger says it’s that Instagram community that really makes the experience and he doesn’t expect Instagrammers to make the switch.

“Instagram is a fantastic community of people who don’t always use Twitter or Facebook … Will it bring hardcore Instagram users over for photos? I don’t really think so … unless Twitter comes up with something really amazing.”

But for some, like ReadWrite, the whole idea is just a waste of time for Twitter and the company should be pursuing other goals.

“It’s yet another sad sign of Twitter walling itself off instead of collaborating … Facebook did not drop $715 million on Instagram because of the photo filters. It spent the cash to own the network of people on the service.”

But, to be fair, any speculation on Twitter’s move is exactly that -- speculation -- as even Twitter has not confirmed it’ll add filters to photos and rollout would likely be several months away.

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