Post # 1
Since there was a recent thread about posing pics of your rings taken with Instagram, I thought this was patricularly poignant:
Even minors are subject to the new terms: “If you are under the age of eighteen …. you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision.” Users can’t opt out of the new provisions. The only way to avoid them is to delete your Instagram account altogether.”
I just wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention. I’m shocked that they are legally able to do this, but I will definitely be deleting my account and searching for other similar programs.
Post # 3
I read this earlier. It looks like I’ll be deleting every picture I have posted then deleting/deactivating my account. I hope they don’t already have the pictures saved in their database. Luckily I only really post funny pictures or pictures of my spoiled dog.
Post # 4
I had just gotten an account when this happened. Poo. I’ve heard a lot of people are moving over to Flikr. I will have to check out their app and see how it is.
Post # 5
I’ve never used Instagram (I’ve never really cared for the filters) and now I am glad that I never did!
I’m interested to see if they will stand by this, it wouldn’t be the first time a company updated their TOS and received a public outcry, and then backpedalled back so they don’t lose customers.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m wondering if the backlash will make them reconsider. If not, I will close my account and delete everything. It’s just not worth it… especially since soon we’re talking about photos of our baby.
Post # 7
I’ve never used instagram.
And the only photos that go on facebook are those I wouldn’t mind the world seeing.
Absolutely anything that is on the web is there forever. Even if you delete, you have google delete it, it is STILL available to those who know how to find them.
Post # 8
Instagram just sent out a message that they’ll make an announcement soon. I think they’re getting scared over the backlash.
Post # 9
I’m sure no one will want regular people’s photos. The only people that should probably be nervous are the celebrities.
Post # 10
That makes me so angry. Guess I’m going to flickr
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I just clicked on the link to the article and it was deleted…weird.
If this happens, I’m going to be so angry.
Post # 12
Post # 13
@m33: You’d be surprised – many “stock” photos that advertising companies use come from facebook and similar sites. If a company wants a photo of a happy family for the poster of their new product, it might just be your photo of your perfectly ordinary family.
I’m glad to hear that they’re backing down on this – I wonder how long it’ll last for
Post # 14
@BlondeBee: Here is the link to a recent article I read on the matter.
There still seems to be a lot of unknown surrounding the use of user photos, so I’m not sure I’d still want to use Instagram after this. Luckily, I never got into it, but I have a lot of friends are LOVE Instagram, so I’ve been following the story somewhat.
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