What does this mean exactly?
Why would they do this? To make Facebook money…Duh. Facebook is looking for more and more ways to generate money to convince shareholders the company is profitable. This will allow them to learn more about their users, which in return will give advertisers better insight on what users want.
People are firing back at Instagram because people don’t want Instagram to be able to sell someone’s photo to a business and not give the photographer any royalties. Umm…do people not realize this gets done every day? When was the last time you did a Google Image search and then copied and pasted an image you liked into a project, email or blog post? Did you give credit to the photographer or artist? Doubtful.
The difference is that Instagram is telling you they MIGHT take your photos. You know…the photographs you took for fun and weren’t paid to take compared to the professional photographs thousands of people steal without the photographer every knowing. Personally, I would be flattered if someone wanted to use my picture for their business or for their product; however, people these days are always thinking of how they can make money and don’t appreciate the “coolness” of situations.