Insta-Fail: How to Destroy Your Hard-Won Reputation in One Easy Step

Today, Instagram the hugely popular photo sharing app announced that its new privacy policy gives it the right among other things to not just use, but actually SELL anyone’s photo who has uploaded content to the site. To apply and paraphrase United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart describing his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) “I can’t define stupidity, but I know it when I see it.” And boy can we see it here folks. So after this lovely announcement, C/NET quickly posted a story about how to delete all of your photos from Instagram and delete your account and similar coverage appeared on TechCrunch, Mashable, BuzzFeed, etc. It remains to be seen how this will shake out, but to this reporter, it seems like InstaGram:

  1. Wants to fail (or possibly its parent wants it that way — don’t forget the parent is Zuckertown’s own Facebook)
  2. Is muy desperado to make some cash (lilke a college student digging into the couch cushions to get some badly needed Taco Bell change. The result will be the same btw. nike air max thea soldes InstaGram will be on the metaphorical toilet wishing they’d held out for something better

I always wonder how such amazingly dumb decisions get made and implemented. We’ve all seen dumb decisions and we’ve made them. adidas tubular But this one had to go through several layers and at no time did they realize that the social community might be a tad particular about its privacy and oh I don’t know, completely freak out at the thought of someone using or selling their photos? Personally I think Instagram will become a cautionary tale told by those who want to flirt with monetizing some one else’s private property in the happy wild west of cloud content. bottes ugg Let the games begin! I LOVE talking, but I also enjoy listening so sound off by leaving a comment. nike tn It helps me feel like someone other than my Mom is reading along. adidas messi 2017 Be brave, readers! Editor’s Note: Instagram reversed course and issued an apology for the confusion caused by its new terms of service language.