Relax! Instagram Says It Wants Nothing To Do With Your Selfies And Pictures Of Food

Relax! Instagram Says It Wants Nothing To Do With Your Selfies And Pictures Of Food
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

There was much controversy this week following Instagram’s new terms of service- terms that suggest that users’ photographs could possible be sold to companies to be used in advertisements, without compensating the user.

These new terms of service, that are to take effect on the 16th of January, caused an uproar among Instagram users throughout all social media outlets.

However, Instagram maintains that they have no plans to put users’ photos into ads- the new terms of service were supposedly set up to make Instagram’s integration with Facebook simpler and smoother.

Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom wrote in his blog, “This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is used. (Also,) help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow.”

At the same time, however, Instagram does admit that it was created to become a business- and businesses need to make money. Currently, Instagram doesn’t have any advertisements and they will need to do some sort of advertising in order to make a profit.

“Our main goal is to avoid things likes advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience,” wrote Systrom in his blog Tuesday.

So while Instagram claims that it will not be making a profit off of their users’ photos, it is not exactly clear how they will be making the profit that they need to make.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

Men In Pakistan Make Curry Using Over 100 Dead Bodies They Dug Up

Pakistan has decided that 2014 is probably a good time to officially declare cannibalism a crime. The two proposed laws were inspired by brothers Mohammad Arif Ali, 35, and Mohammad Farman Ali, 30, who were found last April to have dug up over 100 dead bodies from a local graveyard to feast upon. Residents of […]

World John Haltiwanger

4 Reasons Why You Won’t Catch Ebola On The Subway

Ebola has now arrived in New York City, which has prompted fears about the potential of the disease to spread across the city. It’s understandable that this news would be frightening to people. After all, New York is the most populous city in the country, and Ebola is a foreign disease with no cure. Not […]

World Sean Levinson

High School Shooting In Washington Leaves Two Dead And Four Injured

A high school student fatally shot himself and one other student at a Washington school just north of Seattle this morning. Up to four others were injured, all of whom are students. Shots were reported to have been fired at Marysville-Pilchuck High School at around 10:45 am. The Seattle Times reports that the shooter, believed […]

World Sean Levinson

Cellist Eerily Plays A Duet With Her Own Brainwaves (Video)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn has composed a duet combining her cello with the sound her brainwaves make. She did this by way of an EPOC Neuroheadset, an electroencephalography (EEG) device containing 14 sensors that records the speed, volume and depth of her brain activity, the Chicago Reader reports. Sound engineer Ryan Ingebritsen and […]

World Emily Arata

You Can Now Buy A $2,000 UGG Rug That’s As Cozy As It Is Ridiculous

If you’re in the market for a new rug, look no further than UGG’s just-introduced home collection. The selection of luxury furnishings includes a $2,000 Classic Leather-Bound Rug made from “sumptuous” wool. In case the price doesn’t throw you off, the rug’s fine print mentions it can’t be exposed to sunlight or washed. Instead, this […]

Also On Elite

World

Couple Hospitalized After Getting Stuck Together During Ocean Sex

On a warm day in the waters off Italy’s Porto San Giorgio, one couple decided to consummate their relationship in the sea. Unfortunately, they couldn’t separate after the deed was complete, no matter how much they tried. Things got uncomfortable quickly. The couple had formed something of a seal by having sex underwater, and they were […]

Dating

Lower Your Expectations: Why Dating Should Be A Clean Slate

When I go out on a first date, I rarely have expectations; however, I’ve noticed that most of the women I date do. It’s not uncommon for a girl to ask me what my intentions are. Usually, I get asked something along the lines of, “What are your intentions with me? Are you looking for […]

Entertainment

Renee Zellweger, WTF Happened? Actress Has Completely Different Face (Photos)

Renee Zellweger made an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards on Monday. But, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the photos. That’s because Zellweger looked completely unrecognizable after what seems like a series of plastic surgeries. The 45-year-old Oscar winner could very well have been a whole different person. I still find […]

Women

45 Things Girls Do On Sunday That Make It Our Favorite Day Of The Week

It’s been said that a girl and her bed have an endless love affair on Sundays and, honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Is there anything better than waking up in your own comfy bed with no obligations to look forward to? (Hint: No!) Sure, maybe you think waking up in a guy’s bed may be […]