• http://twitter.com/_vinr vinothr

    I didn’t connect my Instagram to Facebook (deleted FB long time ago) and still deleted my Instagram, so the lose of users might be greater than 25% – We have to remember, Instagram users never liked FB.

  • bradhilton1

    I don’t have all of my media connected to Facebook, I’d like some kind of control. These starts are understated. Many people are narrow minded, they heard the outrageous TOS the brainless people at Instagram posted and they started looking for alternatives immediately. Those same people don’t always stay connected to tech blogs and thus don’t know that, in Netflix fashion, Instagram pulled back from their moment of idiocy. Therefore the drop in usage can be attributed in part to people who have jumped ship. You would think that in a tech savvy world company’s like Netflix and Instagram would stop taking things for granted. Yes, there are people who splash their lives all over social networks for all to see, but try to click on someones profile who you are not friends with. Nine times out of ten you won’t see squat because they’ve correctly used their privacy settings. Social media is great. Now if the company’s that created them would just stop trying suck every dome out of the at the publics expense we’d be golden!

  • http://www.facebook.com/itsmestacy Stacy Anderson

    I wonder why you failed to mention that the Flickr increase is in part due to Flickr finally releasing a decent app only a few days before? Seems odd to leave that very relevant point off.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    The main reason I mentioned the Flickr figures was to clarify even further than BuzzFeed did that the boost there clearly wasn’t from some mass defection from Instagram. Given the “drop” recorded by AppData, practically no corresponding increase happened at Flickr. What caused that boost? That’s not what the story was about. Was it from the better app? Maybe. Was it from Instagram people also coming over? Maybe. Are the figures so little and dubious to even know if there was much of a boost and exactly when or why? Yeah — that’s the bigger issue.

  • treepodia

    Will be interesting to see if there is a rebound on the users numbers.