Dear Instagram: congratulations on screwing yourself out of business! your first mistake was allowing facebook to take over and your second mistake was your suicide announcement of whoring and selling yourself out to third party companies. your only reprieve is to allow an opt-out function or give users a cut of the money you will be stealing from them.
Dear Flickr or any other photo-sharing app: take action NOW. with instagram hurtling towards destruction, your time to come out as reigning champion has come. users are angry and resentful about instagram's train-wreck new policy so take advantage of our vulnerability because we are open to new apps! we are slaves to our incessant need to publicize every detail of our lives so get the fuck on it, update your mobile apps and push them out to both iphone and android app stores, pronto!
Dear Apple: unless you come out with some radical new change or design to the iPhone, your time as king is coming to an end. users can only take so many similar iterations of your rockstar phone and they'll get tired of getting the same thing with a bigger processer. you currently have the ability to tightly control your ecosystem because your dominace allowed it however, don't go the way of RIM and expect your niche to carry you forever. don't let your current power-hold over your followers cloud your judgement. at some point, you need to let go of your steely grip on the world's balls and inject some flexibility. believe me when i say that users WANT to customize their phones, not just geeks who love playing with gadgets but regular joes who are attached to their smartphones like a baby on its mother's teet. while some may be loyal to your brand, we also have a huge propensity to follow the newest trend simply because our gadgets are extensions of who we are and if that is represtened in another phone/product, you damn straight we'll leave you and feel no way about it either. so do something radical or relax your rules, otherwise you'll see people jumping ship.
ps - the android market share is increasing so while you never had to look over your shoulder before, you might want to take a peek every so often. and by the way, that little persistent speck in the background? that's Samsung and Android gaining speed and unless you change something, get ready to be fucked and not in the good way either. you're welcome.
Dear Google/Android: your time as king is coming; i can feel it. as your loyal servant, i have known it all along. lure developers to build better apps; update the crappy ones you already have and get your shit together when it comes to pushing out updates. i get that it's hard given your open source set-up and the billion and one android-based phones out there but the market is ripe for the taking so get on it, already. more and more people are warming up to you so take advantage NOW.
Dear Samsung: i predict that sooner than later, you will be the new leader of phone manufacturers. keep doing what you're doing and you'll see the tides turning in your favor. listen to user feedback, implement as much as you can and for fuck sakes, work with Google to stay up to date with current OS upgrades and push that shit out PRONTO. also, Kies is bullshit; do something about that please!
Dear RIM: what happened? you were once the KING of all phones but your hubris and inability to go with the ever-flowing change of technology has reduced you to the laughing stock of the smart phone world. i'm sorry; it's time to take you off life-support. i honestly think that your only saviour is if you whore yourself out to one of the current giants and take it up the ass. repeatedly.
Dear Microsoft: see RIM.... although your Surface product is probably your saving grace. it's actually pretty frigging cool and if you market that shit right, you can be like john travolta and pulp fiction your way to an ass-kicking come-back. ps - making it available to all tablets/designs will be even cooler and increase your kung-fu.