Photomonkey: Kind of fun to watch people get outraged about TOS on a free service. Also fun to see business people try to figure out how to make money with their free service without enraging the users.
Agree. However, targeted advertising is annoying. Also, how effective is it? In the information age, what modern day, informed consumer believes the advertising spin that is thrown at us - targeted or not?
caslid: This is a classic Zuckerberg-ish/FB move for Instagram. Float something out there and see if you can get away with it. Then, when there's outrage, say you were misinterpreted, and you're really just good guys and it's all one big misunderstanding.
Instagram says that they can use your "username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you . . ." and that they can do that and "may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such. "
So when they wrote that they can use your photos, username, etc in ads without telling you or compensating you, they were just, ummm, misunderstood.
I couldnt agree more. Misunderstanding, backpedalling, or whatever, I deleted my instagram account, just like I did to facebook years ago.
TBoyd: Sure - the SIII has no physical shutter button, but you overlooked the fact that the shutter can be voice activated, and it works! Just go to Settings>Language and Input>Voice cmd for apps & check the box for camera. Who needs a physical shutter button with that feature? I just say "shoot" and the shutter snaps.
I seriously cant imagine ever wanting to use that feature! But then again, I am not a fan of voice commands in general as they feel unnatural and seem like they would be annoying for the people around me.