John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer—VII/MSF

John Stanmeyer—VII/MSF

As wonderful as the solidarity in deleting Instagram accounts due to their usage right changes is, nearly the exact same usage rights have been in place on Facebook image postings for a long time now — remember, FB owns Instagram. If deleting Instagram makes us feel better — and I can understand the immediate reaction why — then we should also delete Facebook accounts or never post images on FB without a leopard skin covering of watermarks on photographs. We all need to watch where this desert dust storm settles a bit, however, we should not let up one iota the pressure on Facebook (the people who OWN Instagram) to change their policy. If they choose not to change by Jan. 16, and insane levels of watermarking does not help, then it would indeed make sense to depart ways with Instagram.

John Stanmeyer

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