Instagram has been under serious fire this week … after the company announced a new terms of service policy (T.O.S.) which seemed to give the company power to sell user photos to outside companies without having to compensate the user. Instagram says the widespread interpretation of the policy was simply not true … they’re NOT selling user photos … and apologized for the “confusing” language. Instagram says it’s revising the wording and will release a new TOS in the near future.
But Kim Kardashian isn’t convinced, at least not yet, and is telling friends she’s thinking about shutting down her Instagram account, going to a rival photo-posting company and taking all of her followers with her.
Normally this wouldn’t really sound like a big deal but Kardashian has the most followers of any Instagram user at over 5.7 million. So if Kim goes, remember, other celebrities might go along with her. Obviously her family would scoot and then you might have other big names with big followings ditching Instagram as well.
Until this is fully resolved be on watch for money that you’ll never see and for a situation that will never impact your life.