#BoycottInstagram? Instagram Lives On

I love social media as much as a Millennial. I love taking photos as much as the next Asian tourist. Where, oh where, could I got to combine these peanut butter and chocolate loves.

Wow, I think this may be the most unintentionally racist blog post ever. Chocolate love? Really? I’m ashamed (but not ashamed enough to hit the delete button).

But my combined love of social and photo found a home in the glorious Instagram, which was better than Facebook and Twitter, because it wasn’t drowned in all those pesky words.

But today, Instagram notified the world that our pictures are theirs and they can sell them without notification, attribution, or payment to the photographer.

Now many people have gone to Twitter and complained with the hashtag #boycottinstagram

But why waste the time? You know you’ll share your photos. Your friends will want to see what you’re up to and you want to see what they’re up to.

I can admit this to myself. So I took a deep breath and started using Instagram again at lunch.

Like my photo? (Or see it here: http://instagram.com/p/TY87-OyT-x/)

Today Instagram announced that they own all the photos on their platform and can sell them at their discretion.

Today Instagram announced that they own all the photos on their platform and can sell them at their discretion.

 

Update: Instagram has clarified their terms of service and it is not outside of regular acceptable standard: http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening

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Posted on December 18, 2012, in General Geekery, Satire and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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