Apparently, Instagram was listening:
Faced with a loud and angry backlash from some of its most active users, photo-sharing app Instagram backtracked Tuesday on new language that appeared to give the company ownership of their images.
“The language we proposed … raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post. “We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question.”
The Twitter-Facebook-Instagram increasingly hostile love triangle continues to intrigue social media junkies and light up the digital switchboards with reactions ranging from the reasonable and measured, to unhinged and absurd.
Real quickly as background, Facebook bought Instagram in September for a cool billion. Recently Instagram turned off support for Twitter, causing photos shared from the photo app to disappear from Twitter feeds, or more accurately from Twitter’s new “card” feature.
Your move Google.
We do have one question though, not entirely divorced from this issue; do you anticipate a new social media bubble burst, in light of the endless infighting amongst social media’s biggest players, or is this a good thing for the future profitability of their businesses?