Image: Jon Keller and me, the new I Team!
Here's the interview that aired, 12/18, at 5:40 PM to CBS Boston WBZ TV News.
Here's a promo you might have seen on TV:
Jon Keller, WBZ TV News:
This popular web photo sharing site is saying, we can make money off your pictures, but you can't have any! How the public is fighting back!
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Instagram Web Display Now:
Imagined Instagram Web Display With Ads:
@stevegarfield Yeah, the new ToS have brought me back to Flickr where I'll be fine without the retro filters.— Sonia (@liteleek) December 18, 2012
@stevegarfield Instagram will die if they keep making these kinds of mistakes.— Doug Luberts (@dougluberts) December 18, 2012
@stevegarfield just more corporations taking away the rights of creatives— Rick Macomber (@boston_camera) December 18, 2012
@stevegarfield Great for brands - bad for users who care about the use of their images (which may be a smaller pond than we think).— Jane Quigley (@jquig99) December 18, 2012
@stevegarfield As a parent they have made it a network my kids are now no longer on which sucks.— C.C. Chapman (@cc_chapman) December 18, 2012
Image: Jon Keller and me!
The Verge: Instagram backlash is Flickr's gain
Update 12/18 5:02 PM:
Thank you, and we’re listening:
The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things likes advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.I'll wait to see their changes, then decide if they listened.
Great read. Instagram didn’t get the tone wrong:
"...this is completely wrong. The Ts and Cs were absolutely clear, even if their content was controversial.Absolutely the best writing on what is happening.
By contrast, the ‘clarification’ is slippery, mealy-mouthed and contradictory."