Instagram and Twitter – nothing like a good holiday feud!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Blog | One Comment
Instagram and Twitter – nothing like a good holiday feud!

If our impression of the holidays was strictly led by movies, we would think of two main themes: comical mishaps and family feuds. You’re surprised by how many holiday movies fall into these two categories, aren’t you?

It seems only fitting that we draw your attention to a family-style feud, having it out on the internet, these days. Happy holidays!

Instagram and Twitter used to be friends, spending their time plotting against Facebook, but times have changed and so has their cooperation with each other.

Most recently, Twitter released a nice little update for their photo-loving users. Christina Warren at Mashable posted on it and included the animation explaining the new service:

“The Twitter vs. Instagram war just got real: Twitter now has photo filters.
The long-rumored feature of adding filters to Twitter photos arrives today on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android.” (Christina Warren – Mashable)

Read the full story and watch the animation here

Rewind a few months. Over at Tech Crunch, Alexia Tsotsis fills us in on how Twitter turned off the ability to find your friends from Instagram:

“Instagram has just announced 80 million users and a new app update; Noticeably missing in the update? The “Find Your Friends” on Twitter feature, which allowed users to follow the same people they follow on Twitter on Instagram.” (Alexia Tsotsis – Tech Crunch)

Read the full story here

Nick Bilton at The New York Times’ blog “Bits” also posted on the feud, adding that Instagram has now disabled a seamless integration into Twitter:

“Welcome to the Photo Wars.
Instagram on Wednesday disabled the ability for Twitter to properly display Instagram photos on its Web site and in its applications. The move escalates tensions between the two companies, which were once friends in the battle against Facebook but have now become direct competitors.” (Nick Bilton – New York Times blog “Bits”)

Read the rest of the story here.

It’s a good thing that these two companies weren’t left alone over the holidays. I don’t think they would fare as well as Kevin McCallister did.

1 Comment

  1. What is an API and how do we use it with our website?
    January 24, 2013

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