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    Instagram. Another blatant rights grab?

    It seems Instagram have updated their privacy policy to allow them to sell your photos to advertisers without notification
    BBC News - Instagram seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers

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    The investors in FB will want their money back + some. FB will want to see its share price improve. Should we be surprised?

    Its all about money and why not get the masses to generate zero cost content to exploit and derive income from?*. Fora and social media the world over (including YD) do this but few of the 'workers' are aware of their unpaid digital content jobs, mainly because it feels like harmless fun.

    *Its a business model tried and tested. But it makes my moral compass wobble big time.
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    I often wonder where pictures posted on FaceBook might end up. I keep the resolution very low on mine!

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    As Zuckerberg said "If your not paying for the product, you are the product"...

    Lets not be surprised, Facebook is desperately casting around for profit and will make it anyway they can, they will continue to change policy so all your personal details will be out for the highest bidder and every aspect of your life will be there for the marketing bods to rip apart and sell you shit you never knew you needed. This week is photographs from instagram who knows what next week will bring but whatever happens it won't stop you logging into Facebook.

    personally I ignored all the ads as best i can and actually make an effort to avoid any products pimped to me through Facebook.

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    Never post anything on the Internet you might not want someone else to see.
    "In good times people are relaxed, trusting, and money is plentiful. But even though money is plentiful, there are always many people who need more. Under these circumstances the rate of embezzlement grows" John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisch View Post
    Never post anything on the Internet you might not want someone else to see.
    OK, just off to get a knob photo done.


    [edit]Here we go.

    Rats. Can't find a picture of mine so here are some that are very similar. I particularly like the way it isn't central and is, therefore, much easier KNOB to get a hold of.
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    Still hoping to become Comfortably Numb but feel more Dazed & Confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoggyFox View Post
    As Zuckerberg said "If your not paying for the product, you are the product"...
    I prefer a different wording: If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you can't tell who the sucker is, then the sucker is you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ View Post
    I often wonder where pictures posted on FaceBook might end up. I keep the resolution very low on mine!

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    You could do an on-line master class John: "How to take Poor Quality Photo's"
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    Instagram needs to make money so whats the problem? They've informed users of the change and given a notice period so its nothing sly.

    Quite what they're going to DO with 200,000,000 crappy over processed photos of someone with their pet dog with the saturation sucked out of it with a silly frame is another matter!

    I cant see the commercial value of a site that takes a mediocre photo then through awful processing makes it look 100x worse!


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    There's no need to panic,

    No-one on YD is photogenic enough to have their picture sold!
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