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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion – Twitter Users LOL

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By now you should have learned through the grapevine of news outlets that the all-powerful Facebook has purchased the photo-sharing platform Instagram for $1 billion. As Twitter user @AnthonyDeVito pointed out on Monday, “Today is a very exciting day for photos of brunch.”

Looks like we're not the only ones thinking this is a slightly unnecessary buy.

In fact, more than enough people took to their Twitter feeds to, in a sense, flip out, and what we got were some of the funniest jokes made about the social network conglomerate, so far.

Thankfully, there was one person, @Tristan_Edouard, who put it all in perspective for us: “Everyone's tripping about fb buying instagram… Pretty sure they don't care about your meals and cat photos.”

Check out some of the best comments yet.


Trav (@Travis_Croft): So Facebook purchased Instagram for $1billion? Idiots, they could have downloaded it for free.


Andy Levy (@andylevy): I've always thought that the one thing Facebook was missing was boring pictures.


Liam McEneaney (@HeyItsLiam): You guys have NO IDEA how close I came to getting stuck paying $999,999,999 for Instagram in that eBay auction.


Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho): Microsoft buys AOL patents for $1billion. Facebook buys instagram for $1billion. also for sale, my soul, for 50% discount of $500million.


James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak): Zuckerberg bought Instagram because a girl didn't let him take her picture once.


Joe Zee (@mrjoezee): Instagram app sold for $1Billion. Spanx is worth over $1Billion. Maybe I need to invent a shapewear app. Oh wait, that's called retouching.


chris dixon (@cdixon): Giving up 1% of your market cap to take out biggest threat is a savvy move.


CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor): Facebook just bought Instagram for one billion dollars. In related news, Google bought ownership of the word "brunch."


Richard Barley (@richardbarley): Government says there is no need to panic about the Instagram buyout, but it's wise to store lots of pictures of jerry cans just in case.


Steve Death (@Its_Death): Facebook buy Instagram. I felt a disturbance in the Force as if millions of hipsters cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.


Jamie Lissow (@JamieLissow): Totally had the Instagram idea first. Mine was different in that an old lady would come over and give you a happy ending. Same name tho.


Duncan Robinson (@duncanrobinson): Facebook buying Instagram reminds me a lot of Liverpool buying Andy Carroll. Just because you can afford it, doesn't mean you should do it.


Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker): F**king calm down, white people. It's just an app designed to make your photos look sh*tty on a site designed to make your life look sh*tty.


Gaurav (@taklooman): YO Mark Z, if you would've bought Kingfisher instead of Instagram, you would've got real air hostesses instead of just their pics.


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