We're sorry and we will not sell your pictures says Instagram
posted by Alan F. / Dec 19, 2012, 1:42 AM
The site is owned by Facebook, which purchased Instagram in a deal originally valued at $1 billion. As a public company that is beholden to stockholders, Facebook is under some pressure to monetize Instagram to get some return on its investment. Systrom released a statement late Tuesday in which he spoke of his vision for the future, one where certain brands can advertise on Instagram and be featured. To the extent that an Instagram user might follow the brand, the user's photo could end up on the advertiser's page. Systrom reiterated his dislike of advertising banners for the site. He also said that members own the rights to their photos and that the photo-sharing site holds no interest in them.
Instagram said it is working on a easier to interpret ToS which will replace the one that caused the ruckus on Tuesday.
source: Instagram via IntoMobile
Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
I've never understood the point of Instagram. Photos? Facebook does that. Twitter and status updates? Facebook does that. Whats next? A new website that lets users private message only? I'm sure that'll be the next big thing.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 1:45 AM 13
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I'm STILL trying to get the point of them when facebook does each. heck I see ppls status on facebook attached to twitter so whats the point???
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 4:52 AM 0
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well, to my observation instagram concentrates on pictures more! and with those filters etc etc.... facebook is general... and twitter is microblogging..but will also make something that is instagram-ish and tumblr-ish!
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 7:33 PM 0
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filters? LOL! Facebook could have added that. Mostly all smartphones have sets of filters already inside the stock photo editor. Instagram is useless and only stupid people find use in it. Same with Twitter.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 8:02 PM 1
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Still leaves a bad taste in my mouth, wont look at them the same again.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 2:01 AM 5
And people accuse Google for selling users data. Google sells the data without users' identities, and here FB tried to sell users identities, that's huge difference.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 2:39 AM 5
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i dont think anybody misunderstood or instagram made mistake in the explaniton.they said they would sell the users photos without any compensation.period.After this they got a huge reaction from users and had to step back.end of story.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 2:25 AM 4
hahaha yea thats pretty much what happened :( but dont hold it against them too much cuz they did the right thing and humbled themselves, thats the least they could do...........at least they're not ashamed to apologize unlike some companies out there who are "shameless" at doing their dirt...
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 3:40 PM 0
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it was a way for people on iOS to post pics to facebook, twitter, etc, seeing as iOS didnt let you do that at the time, all that integration was already a part of Android, so instagram wasnt as needed. Same goes with that YouTube uploader app for iOS that Android users were whining about, YOU DONT NEED IT Android already has it built in! iOS is a locked down Nazi box (and i CURRENTLY have a iPhone 4s AND a RAZR,)and needs apps to do basic things us Android users take for granted. pardon my errors, I'm learning DVORAK
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 2:37 AM 1
Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009
Another case of saying what you intended and SURPRISE! being caught out at it. Like Romney during the election and kind of like the NRA's statement - The National Rifle Association has broken its silence on the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., saying it is ready to “offer meaningful contributions” to the effort to make sure there are no more incidents like the one in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza used an assault rifle to kill 27 people before killing himself. Their solution is probably to arm everyone. And we all know people who shouldn't have a gun when they're sober, let alone under-the-influence.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 7:03 AM 1
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