Facebook Arrogance Could Destroy Instagram

Instagram, the photo sharing service bought by Facebook for $1Billion last year has drawn much flak from users, particularly Hollywood celebrities over its new policy. If you care about copyright for your images you should be too. 

Here are snippets from Instagram's new policy:

"You hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the content that you post on or through the service."

"You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos, and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you."

Instagram New Policy - Reactions by Celebrities on Twitter
"I will be quitting Instagram today. What a bummer. You should all read their new rules." - Pink 
"If this is true I will have to delete my acct. you have until January 16th to do so," - Taraji P Henson 
"I really loved Instagram. :-( I need to review this new policy. I don't think its fair." - Kim Kardashian
While the owners of the site are dilly-dallying around addressing concern from users one can not help but wonder why Facebook has suddenly become so arrogant that it does not care about its user's concern. 

There has been an influx of messages being sent on behalf of Facebook users to their "friends" without their consent by the App Crush. 

This is not the first time the site has seemingly allowed a third party service to hack in to your information and send messages to your friends for you but this time this problem is serious because it may have negative implications.

The last thing anyone want is for their significant other to see them checking out new crushes on Facebook. 

Of course no matter ho much you report the App as Spam to Facebook chances are they won't do anything about it because the company is making money from that. 

Every time a gullible Facebook user falls for the App's tricks and actually open it, Facebook makes money. This is why you won't be seeing these annoying App tricks stop happening. 

Which begs the question? Why does Mark Zuckerberg continuously lie and claim Facebook is about the experience for its users and not about him making money. 

Suddenly the movie, The Social Network, does not seem like fiction as Mark has lamented and tried to discredit it. 

Now just barely a year after buying Instagram his company is blatantly disrespect its users' privacy and stealing from us.

Careful Mark, do not get too cocky. Yes you are a multi-billionaire so you do not have to worry about making money for life but your investors do. These annoying tricks could eventually get us all fed-up and find an alternative for Facebook. 

Remember hat happened to MySpace?

So friends as from January 16th 2013, be careful about what you post on Instagram. Those pictures might just endup in some ad you don't wanna be in and you certainly not going to be paid for it. 

I am on Twitter: @philmphela

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yhuuu what a bummer...no more nude pics of me on instagram. My career as porn star need $$$ compensation not freebies - The other Phil

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