Facebook is dumping Facebook Places and conceding defeat to Foursquare, Gowalls and other check-in services. With Places demoted to tagging locations, what is Facebook setting its sights on now? Messaging, as evidenced by the release of Facebook Messenger for iPhone, is one. Another target appears to be Instagram and other photo filter apps and services. The New York Times reports that:
Facebook wants to own your photos instead of merely being the recipient of a shared photo from Instagram. But, will they be able to capture that user segment that has already found app tools that they like and currently use to share on Facebook and elsewhere?