Posts Tagged ‘exodus’

Instagram Reveals Usage Stats for First Time: 90M Active Users Per Month

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A couple of days ago, there were murmurings on the web that Instagram experienced a sharp drop in usage numbers following its ill-handled Terms of Service change. The story was based on findings by analytics firm AppStats, which claimed that Instagram’s Daily Active User count had fallen from over 15 million to around 5 million in the span of about one month.

Now Instagram (and its parent company Facebook) are speaking up and denying that it is seeing a max exodus of disgruntled users. The company has released usage figures for the first time in its young life.
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Instaport Lets You Download All Your Instagram Photos as a Zip File

Unhappy with Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and want to flee the photo sharing service? Instaport is a super-simple web app that lets you download all the images on your Instagram account onto your computer as a single Zip file.

250,000 Photos Flee Flickr on Flickraft Before Plug is Pulled

Cloud-based photo hosting service Snapjoy launched a clever web app (and marketing ploy) yesterday called Flickraft that made it easy for Flickr users to rescue their photos “from a sinking ship”. With just a few clicks, the app would import a user’s entire collection of Flickr photos over to Snapjoy using the Flickr API. The response was overwhelming: in just two hours, Flickr users had exported over 250,000 photos from their accounts. The app became so popular that Flickr disabled the API key used by it, likely for violating its terms of use. This short-lived exodus came roughly one week after Yahoo was blasted for laying off a number of Flickr employees.

(via The Next Web via TechCrunch)