If you don’t trust a service, don’t use it. Ha, life goes on for everyone else.
First of all, about my stand on Facebook and Instagram – they provide you free services, so they have to do “something else” to make money, i.e. advertising. How else do you think they make money? Really, they are social networking companies. NOT social charities. Companies that don’t make money are BAD and no one would give a crap about them.
Second, the mass media blew the shit way out of proportion that it’s impossible to save the dumb public from spreading said false information even further. Don’t get what I am saying? It means you haven’t read articles with sanity and ACTUAL information such as this one from the Verge and this one.
What can we learn from this? That most people don’t do research after hearing a news story from ONE source or worse from a friend or a friend’s friend. It also didn’t help that I remembered seeing at least 4 or 5 major sites (that are supposed to be professional) spreading the false information they believed was correct, in a self-righteous tone too. The keywords? “INSTAGRAM WILL SELL YOUR PHOTOS, AT WILL”. No. I am serious; it screamed exactly like that when the news broke. After all, it kinda makes me wonder if that was really what Instagram wanted? Create a fuzz with some obscure language with regards to privacy, cause the public outcry, and then revert back to the old terms, which really benefit Instagram, NOT the
After a while, I wouldn’t want to bother offering my view on Instagram to others anymore. This is way over and done with. The same people who complaint during this outcry would probably never find out that the old terms of service were really more intrusive than the supposed new ones, which they hated so much. Ironic huh?