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Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit

The one thing you never hear in Silicon Valley is an entrepreneur admit they copied someone else. Yet there in the headquarters of Facebook, the world’s most prolific product cloner, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom surprised me.

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Instagram will soon let you filter comments on your own account

Instagram is taking an unusual step to deal with the complicated ethics of online commenting. It’s giving users the ability to make the choice about what’s acceptable or not for themselves.

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Instagrammers really want you to turn on notifications to avoid death by algorithm

Instagram today is an endless sea of meaningless posts asking you to turn on post notifications for each account you follow. Brands and professional Instagrammers are worried that they are going to disappear from your Instagram feed once the company turns on its algorithmic feed.

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Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an Algorithm

For years, we have been trained to view web postings from our friends in a certain order. Refresh the top of your various “feeds” — the running column of content on some versions of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and you will see the latest news at the top.

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Introducing Video on Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.


  1. It’s no accident Facebook made Instagram’s new videos exactly as long as a television commercial
  2. Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?
  3. Instagram Launches 15-Second Video Sharing Feature, With 13 Filters And Editing
  4. Instagram finally gets video: is 15 seconds too much? (hands-on)
  5. Facebook launches new Instagram video stabilization feature ‘Cinema’

印象中,Facebook 推出新產品的 Track Record 不太理想。無論係 Graph Search,還是係 Facebook home,以 Facebook 的雄厚實力而言,至今 User Acquisition 的成績實在不及格。

換上 Instagram,表面上係不同的兩個 Internet Brand,內裡其實係同一家公司,結果又如點?

大家好快就知,因為這兩日,Instagram 好可能會推出短片產品,發佈地點係 Facebook 總部:

  • The new video product is something that the service said it was planning to do for two years now.
  • In a sense, video on Instagram is not a complete surprise. After the rise of products like Viddy and Socialcam last summer, many have expected some sort of mobile video offering from either Facebook or Instagram.
  • Facebook has gone after competitors in the past with varying degrees of success. Poke has been a spectacular flop. Same with the Quora-like Facebook Questions, and the very Foursquare-ish Facebook Places.
  • In other words, just because Facebook is aping your product, doesn’t mean you’re gonna get crushed.

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AllThingsD: Daily active users as a percentage of monthly active users — usually a good sign of how engaged users are — is very slowly yet very steadily on the rise, at about 60 percent compared to 55 percent since Q1 of 2011.

Mark Zuckerberg 在回答 Instagram 策略的時候,亦將「增長」放於比「廣告」更優先的位置,箇中原因很明顯了吧~

Techcrunch: CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today during the company’s Q1 earnings call. Adding ads could end up stunting Instagram’s rapid growth. He said, more than once during the call, that Instagram is currently growing at a faster rate than FB did at the same age, and it now has 100 million users.


Peter Choi, Snapshock 創辦人

「Instagram 做到的估值,Whatsapp 一樣做到」

傳 Google 10億美元收購 Whatsapp



1. Rumor: Google negotiating $1 billion acquisition of WhatsApp
2. WhatsApp: We’re Not Selling to Google



在範式轉移的衝擊之下,不少行業都要面對轉型數碼的壓力,然而,教育可能是壓力最少的一個行業。壓力最少,不代表教育沒有改善的空間,只是教育行業的收入非常穩定,公營學校不用多說,即使是私營的商業機構,至少不用面對由範式轉移扶起的什麼超級對手,例如YouTube。規模最大的互聯網公司,似乎暫時未有 打算踏足教育,縱使Steve Jobs曾經表明要革新美國的教育,Apple的iTunesU依然未有大成。換言之,教育並不像報業或電影業,有急切轉型的需要。


當然有,在矽谷就有不少針對教育的Startup,有的專門替大學發展網上學位,有的專注於教材,有的是網上學習平台,形形式式,想得出都有,它們大部分都有中小型的注資,只是都沒有像 Instagram和Pinterest獲得巨額注資。這現像可以理解,因為在轉型速度較慢的行業,要得到那些追求高增長的資金是很難。



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