Instagram changes in effect
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With social media snaking its way into more outlets of daily life, not only are Twitter users finding themselves tweeting as much as they breathe, but many self-professed “addicts” of the social media craze are turning to another app: Instagram.
Instagram, a photo editting app developed for iPhones in 2010, has taken ordinary photography through smartphones to a whole new level. In the spring of 2012, the company broadened its outreach by making an Android app, and partnering up with Facebook. As of Septermber 2012, over 100 million users haved joined the Instagram community.
Since the announcement, thousands of users threatenend to “jump ship,” cancelling their accounts and taking all their photos with them. With an impending cloud of anger hovering above Instagram HQ, developers sent out a mass email to all users, referencing a blog post written soon after the change was announced stating, “nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them” and “these updates don’t change the fact that you own your photos that you post on Instagram, and our privacy controls work just as they did before.”
Instagram stated that they will hold off on any new terms concerning advertising, and the revised policies will take place January 19, three days after the original alteration date.
The official terms and policies of Instagram can be viewed here: