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mobile photography: winter landscape

mobile photography: winter landscape

As you probably know, Instagram introduced new Terms of Use as part of their new collaboration with FacebookYour photos can be used for ads. 

This time it's clearly Instagram that it pays off for, so I've just deleted my account. 

Instagram’s New Terms of Use, Translated into Plain English

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" We pour hours of our time into free social media. The more time we've "invested" the more unlikely we are to leave, because surely our investment must have paid off in one way or another? 

The need to be connected is, in fact, very basic in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the psychological theory that explains the largest and most fundamental human desires. ... It is now possible to always feel loved and cared for, thanks to the efficiency of our “comment walls” on Facebook and seamless connection with everyone we've ever known. Your confidence and self-esteem can quickly be reassured by checking your number of “followers” on Twitter or the number of “likes” garnered by your photographs and blog posts. The traction you are getting in your projects, or with your business, can now be measured and reported in real time. – What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

HOW TO DELETE YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

Instagramers who are concerned about privacy and integrity are leaving Instagram. If you're thinking of leaving Instagram, you'll find that it's easy to do.

Backup and Save Your Photos

Save your photos with Copygram or Instaport.

Delete Your Account

Click here to delete your Instagram account.

For more tips and tutorials, check out our library of Free Resources for Mobile Photography and Art.

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