Do You Use Instagram?

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There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Instagram, the photo sharing service that Facebook recently purchased. The service is available via web and mobile apps. Personally, I have never used it. I am not sure of the value of such a service. If I have photos to share, I would put them up where I hangout regularly to discuss and engage others – places like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Still, I am not the average person, so there.

If you are anything like the average person, perhaps you use (or have used) Instagram. How do you use it? Share with us. Some of us non-believers might learn a thing or two.

In the meantime, I understand that you might find that picture you uploaded to Instagram on a billboard in Scandinavia one day. You see, the new owners (Facebook, that is) have announced new Terms of Service. Basically, the new Instagram ToS give Facebook the perpetual rights to license your pictures to any company or organization, and the photos could be used for advertisements. So Facebook makes money selling those awesome photographs that you took, while you walk away empty-handed. A classic case of “Monkey dey work; baboon dey chop”.

Of course, you were the one who was so excited to show off your pictures. For free too. So, tell us: in addition to how you have used Instagram before now, what is your response to this new development?

PS: The new ToS takes effect January 16th, so you have till then to decide what you want to do.

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22 comments

  1. Don’t use it,installed the app for the effects then I stumbled on camera 360 and uninstalled the app. moreover I don tire for all these social network

  2. I don’t use Instagram. Was planning on giving it a look but i’m beginning to reconsider.

    Quick question, do the Terms of Service for Facebook also contain the License Rights clause. It would be nice to know. Thanks.

  3. No I don’t use instagram.
    I’m sorta a private person so I really don’t fancy putting my pics online.

  4. I did use Instagram for a bit. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out what the big deal was.

    Filters? Rarely used them and figured if you can’t take a good pic straight off, all the filtering and Sepia tones won’t improve it. I got a better deal from Kodak’s online photo sharing service.

  5. Nobody on MOBILITY uses Instagram? What sort of people are you all?!

    We are following you na 😀

  6. I have it installed initially when it came on android. Was amazed by thr millions that rushed to install on play store and decided to give it a try.

    Nothing special really.i probably just check it out once every two months.

  7. The power behind any social network is the number of users, once more peeps start using Instagram, everyone would probably take a look at it and later like it. BTW I don’t even use Android or iOS, so no Insta-anything

  8. lol,,mr mo plz don’t take it personal oo, mean’t no harm,am sorry if that got u offended,was just trying to be mischievous.

  9. Never used it either, never got the urge, though I think @emmagine79 does. Most of his pix are awash with instagram’s effect.

  10. The problem with Instagram filters is that people apply them indiscriminately thinking that it makes the photo look better. Perfectly good natural photos fall victim every time.

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