You might remember that during last December there was a bit of a scandal regarding Instagram’s new terms of service. Given the level of discontent arising from the decision to change the existing agreement in terms that would be seriously detrimental to users, Instragram has announced that it will be updating the terms of service to remove the offending sections. The new terms of service read:
- Some of the Service is supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that Instagram may place such advertising and promotions on the Service or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.
- You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
So the Internet wins again, it will be interesting to try to measure if this scandal affected Instagram’s market share in any noticeable way. Anecdotally I have not been using Instagram since this story broke, but it would be nice to get some sort of confirmation about this.