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Twitter to Add Instagram-Style Photo Filters: Brilliant or Bad Idea?

Tech 2012/11/04 19:44:23
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Twitter has been in a bit of a fight this year, attempting to maintain its position as one of the more dominant social networks in the world. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook remains the king of social media, but Twitter wasn't too far behind at one point. Now with the Facebook-owned Instagram cutting into Twitter's current and potential users, the blue bird is stepping up its game.

In just a few months or less, Twitter will allow users who are tweeting photos to use filters before posting them. If this sounds extremely similar to Instagram, well, that's because it is. One of the major appeals of Instagram is its photo filters that allow users to make their favorite pictures look cool, modern, futuristic, and retro/old school. With Twitter adding photo filters, it will help the social media giant compete with Instagram, while satisfying its current users.

New users that join Twitter after the photo filtering features are added may not even be familiar with Instagram. But Instagram does have its own community of users that aren't even on Facebook or Twitter, making the blue bird's attempt at competition look more like it's just keeping up with modern day social media. However, if Twitter can add photo filters for computer users, that will give it an advantage over Instagram, which only allows filtering via mobile devices.

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  • peggy 2012/11/05 06:39:20
    Bad Idea
    peggy
    +3
    Why doesnt sodahead add a chat...you guys would be bigger than twitter. I dont like twitter. I like your set up here.

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  • JekLtM 2012/12/12 05:01:13
    Brilliant
    JekLtM
    I guess good if you use the site...never used it
  • Coach Outlet 2012/11/10 10:15:44
  • YY 2012/11/09 05:18:56
  • GeeMichael.!! 2012/11/06 20:29:02
    Brilliant
    GeeMichael.!!
    WHAT ARE THE CONTROL FEATURES ?
  • Miss Fiona 2012/11/06 20:15:42
    Brilliant
    Miss Fiona
    They have to give the people what they want.
  • jimf 2012/11/06 17:48:20
    Brilliant
    jimf
    Really do not care. I do not use Twitter.
  • Papilio 2012/11/06 12:45:22
    Bad Idea
    Papilio
    I'm sorry,But what's instagram ? O.o
  • ℂynthia 2012/11/06 07:58:04
    Bad Idea
    ℂynthia
    Haha I don't even have an instagram and twitter account.
  • alex 2012/11/06 05:55:42
    Bad Idea
    alex
    im not sure actually. like most things this could be really amazing or really horrible. "if it aint broke dont fix it"?
  • Nichole 2012/11/06 05:33:59
    Brilliant
    Nichole
    I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (and obviously Sodahead). I think that if Twitter does this it'll be an awesome addition that will give them a slight step above Instagram because it'll make the filters available on the computer. I get tired of having to use my phone for it. That being said, I like each social media site for it's own thing. Instagram is a way to share photos easily, because let's face it, most people are taking pictures with their phones now. Twitter is basically a "in the moment" site, but it verifies celebrities and easily helps keep you up to date on your favorite ones. Sodahead, I like this site because it doesn't have chat, you can be active on it and not have to update your status every day, you can make friends with people of the same and of differing opinions, etc. Facebook, I use mainly to keep in touch with old friends and to share pictures with family and friends. I hardly use it for anything else anymore.
  • Ammy 2012/11/05 22:08:46
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/11/05 22:04:26
    Brilliant
    TimothyBrianFoley
    knowing miley cyrus and other celeb will use it
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/11/05 20:59:16 (edited)
  • S123 2012/11/05 20:18:41
    Brilliant
    S123
    Sounds nice.
  • FordCrews 2012/11/05 18:46:54
    Bad Idea
    FordCrews
    +2
    Twitter is pretty useless, it's as bad of an idea as windows 8, why won't Microsoft and twitter both just wither and die instead of trying to fracture their markets even more.
  • thє вlu... FordCrews 2012/11/05 19:40:39
  • MsDianna 2012/11/05 18:31:27
    Bad Idea
    MsDianna
    +1
    I haven't got a clue about ya'll talkin about
  • Sperry23 2012/11/05 17:06:25
    Bad Idea
    Sperry23
    +2
    The more complex you make a system, the easier it breaks, and the easier it is to break. Twitter, for all its faults, is a simple idea. They need to keep it simple or face problems they cannot imagine.
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/11/05 16:41:07
    Bad Idea
    Kezzi Morris
  • Kigan 2012/11/05 14:30:14 (edited)
    Bad Idea
    Kigan
    +2
    Twitter gets pictures...don't care. The website has been pointless from its inception.

    Instagram is just another tool to make people who take pictures feel like photographers instead of just someone wielding a camera.
  • retty 2012/11/05 13:16:06
    Brilliant
    retty
    Good idea, lets see how it works out.
  • lazybones 2012/11/05 10:01:08
    Brilliant
    lazybones
    +1
    Why not?
  • Spidey59 2012/11/05 09:34:49 (edited)
    Bad Idea
    Spidey59
    +1
    who cares, My New Years Resolution is to say Adios Facebook, Hello Marvel Heroes. MMO Marvel heroes
  • peggy 2012/11/05 06:39:20
    Bad Idea
    peggy
    +3
    Why doesnt sodahead add a chat...you guys would be bigger than twitter. I dont like twitter. I like your set up here.
  • ♥N A♥ 2012/11/05 06:28:10
    Brilliant
    ♥N A♥
    +1
    Nothing wrong with this
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/11/05 04:36:33
    Brilliant
    Margaret Jacobson
    +2
    I might b more interested in using twitter !! Besides Facebook ,twice opinion the past suspended me because I friended too many people ......DUH !!
  • thє вlu... Margare... 2012/11/05 19:45:12
  • angel face 2012/11/05 03:52:48
    Brilliant
    angel face
    Then that's probably going to get rid of Instagram
  • lovemykiddos 2012/11/05 03:45:19
    Bad Idea
    lovemykiddos
    Copying is the highest form of flattery but they shouldn't do this.
  • misslindylicious 2012/11/05 03:07:08
    Bad Idea
    misslindylicious
    +1
    They're biters obviously .
  • KittyKat 2012/11/04 23:20:47
    Bad Idea
    KittyKat
  • retty KittyKat 2012/11/05 13:06:54
    retty
    +2
    This is funny.
  • addie 2012/11/04 23:18:58
    Brilliant
    addie
    Sounds cool.
  • Oli 2012/11/04 23:09:03
    Bad Idea
    Oli
    +1
    Twitter is for Trolls. yay now they can have pretty little pictures. -_-
  • PenelopeAvery 2012/11/04 22:32:53
    Brilliant
    PenelopeAvery
    +1
    Will save me SOOO much time
  • alex 2012/11/04 22:14:22 (edited)
    Bad Idea
    alex
    +2
    Twitters for douchebags and Instagrams for losers who don't have retro camera XD
  • ladyvoldemort 2012/11/04 21:31:31
    Bad Idea
    ladyvoldemort
    +1
    I'm still going to use Instagram, anyways.
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/11/04 21:30:53
    Brilliant
    Your Favorite Nerd
    +1
    That's great considering I don't have a smartphone
  • Anonymous Loner 2012/11/04 20:27:49
    Bad Idea
    Anonymous Loner
    +1
    Not a bad idea, I just don't care.
  • Trinity Anonymo... 2012/11/04 21:19:08
    Trinity
    +1
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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