October 4th – Insta-stuff

Which one should I pick?

Today was a shopping spree in Dural, at one of the nurseries and home to the Wild Pear cafe.

The photo above was taken on an iPhone 6, having bitten the biannual bullet and renewed the (at times spiteful) relationship with my telco.

There’s no doubt the minor tweaks in the camera function improve the outcome with each iteration, but this is more about Instagram.

I was an early adopter of Instagram. I don’t use it much, so I thought I’d renew acquaintances. The variety of filters has always been a strength, but further modifications are so easy.

Instagram took the social-pic world by storm when it launched almost 4 years ago today. The community was shaken up in April 2012 when the business was bought by Facebook for around $1b, with privacy and unlicensed use being the core issue.

When the T&C’s say this, there’s little wonder why;

“You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you”.

There was a follow-up statement, but I’m not sure it calmed the waters that much.

But it’s the Insta-spam that sets this apart from the rest. It’s great to share quirky photo’s with your friends, but you’re also wide-open for the Follower-addicted selfie crowd and their spammy ways.

If you are into Instagram, feel free to look me up – fishman_dan.

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