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Instagrammes Are Pissed!

Istagrammers (people who have Instagram) are pissed at Intagram’s new terms of use. To those who aren’t familiar with Instagram (under which rock do you live?), it is a photo-sharing program and social network which allows you to take a picture, choose a filter to change the look and feel, add captions/comments, and share it.

For the most part, users are mad that the new policy allows Instagram to use pictures without the consent of the users and without compensating the users. In other words, they can sell your pictures without your permission and you won’t get a cent! I would be pissed too, to be quite honest. Imagine the killing they will make from selling your pics to advertisers. Advertisers would spend money on this to save money from hiring photographers, models etc. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating, but still.


The new policy also allows Instagram to share information about its users with Facebook and other affiliates and advertisers. You know what that means? Yip. More spam in your mailbox. This is enough to piss anyone who has to deal with an overflowing mailbox off.

All these changes are part of Facebook’s plan to monetise Instagram. As you may know, Facebook bought Instagram earlier this year at a hefty $1 billion. So this is probably their way to ensure that they get their money’s worth.

The new policy will be effective from 16 January next year.

What do you think of these changes? Are you quitting Instagram?

I’m @richmondsajini on Twitter. Follow me!

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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  1. Gomolicious

    Im not even on Instagaga leyo, so im not disturbed at all. Lol

  2. MyThoughts

    I personally wouldn’t mind these changes.

    If you hear of any competitions giving away an iPhone pleeeease make me aware lol.

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