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Instagram Users Fail to Welcome Their New Overlord

By NICK BILTON

 | April 10, 2012

 

screenshot via InstagramMark Zuckerberg shared his fourth photo ever on Instagram on Tuesday after purchasing the company for $1 billion.

Beast, Mark Zuckerberg’s dog, had his moment of fame on Instagram Monday. The Facebook founder shared a picture of the shaggy-haired mutt late in the evening after his company announced it was purchasing Instagram for $1 billion.

It was only Mr. Zuckerberg’s fourth post since signing up for Instagram in October 2010. (That’s $250 million a photo.)

Some Instagram users embraced Mr. Zuckerberg, congratulating him on the acquisition and welcoming him back to the service after he had not shared a photo in 43 weeks. Others took the opportunity to voice their dismay about the deal and share fears that Instagram will be destroyed by the social media giant.

“Congrats on the…

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