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X-Istence 485 days ago | link | parent

Too late, I have already deleted my account, as have countless of my friends and family. Switched to Flickr, was already a Pro member there, might as well use the service that I pay for :-)


mstefanko 485 days ago | link

Same, too little too late for me. Kind of figured they'd find themselves in a big enough pickle to have to revert back. But the tos changes gave me the spark I needed to escape. Instagram is no where near essential enough to my life to pull shit like that. I like how everyone started posting articles like, "you wouln't do it"...About how everyone makes empty threats about quitting in times like this but never does. I found the decision easy. And i'm probably better off for it. A stack of burnt out 612x612 images was useful 10 years ago, the novelty is far past gone.

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majorlazer 485 days ago | link

Are these friends and family that you mention in the tech industry, or at least follow it closely? Because in my circle of friends and family, minus a few that work in tech, nobody has even mentioned, or I think even know, about this whole privacy issue.

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X-Istence 485 days ago | link

Most of my friends are in tech, my family however is not, but they weren't big users of Instagram in the first place. Just every so often.

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kentosi 485 days ago | link

Out of curiosity, is there a process or an app that allows similar functionality with Flickr? (take photo --> apply filters --> upload & share to facebook/twitter/etc) ??

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X-Istence 485 days ago | link

The Flickr app for iPhone does that for me =).

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officemonkey 485 days ago | link

Flickr has been around for years. Instagram was "cooler" because of those retro filters and stuff.

They're not so cool now, are they?

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eunice 485 days ago | link

It was 'cool' because it's a really nice mobile app experience. Flickr didn't have this until, uh, a week ago. (& that app is absolutely Instagram inspired)

It was obviously going to 'go south' with the FB acquisition, though.

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drivebyacct2 485 days ago | link

It's built into Android. Take picture. Click Edit. Pick filter. Hit share button and you can choose Facebook/Twitter/Flickr/Google+/etc.

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kentosi 485 days ago | link

Wow, thanks for removing any reason I might have had for keeping Instagram. And to think I had this the entire time !

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