To put it short, the nature abhors a vacuum. Instagram will continue disintegrating with Twitter, due to the fact that it began to cooperate with Facebook. Totally realy popular application is already sold. There is a good and bad news about this great acquisition. The good one: To the delight of Instagram's fans, it will retain its own way and will not be closed or included in a famous social network. Also Facebook is confirming: User's order access to photos will not be changed. But there is another side.
A new broom sweeps clean. All Instagram's users must accept new license agreement or delete their accounts up to 16 January. After this date Facebook reserves the right to use all users data (including cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data) in its own way. In particular it will be applied to the Instagram user's photos. Also Facebook reserves the right to use all photos, without having the assent of their author. That means: do not expect a share from the pictures sales.
Facebook’s image rights:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
If you want to keep your photos private from Instagram partners, you should delete your account before the specified date. If you do it later, Facebook reserves the right to manage user-generated content, even after deleting account.
According to Facebook, Instagram-photos can be sold to any organization for marketing purposes.
To protect themselves from possible legal actions, it is prescribed in the new Instagram's license agreement several times: the company is not responsible for any kind of using or distribution of user's data. Note, that earlier then Facebook will confirm this fact advertising will be added in Instagram. Read more.
Developers from Twitter is not behind. They have already developed own photo editor. Its mobile version is available in Google Play and App Store. And what do we see all over the world? Everyone is going to be crazy. Largest Russian social network Vkontakte has already developed it own photo editor too. Instagram is an example of a perfect start-up. Which will be next good one? Who will take a jackpot?