People Love What They Love, Privacy Be Damned

Instagram’s move to “liberate” its users’ photos for advertising purposes was the act of a corporate buffoon. But it was all a big misunderstanding say the leaders of the company.

Interestingly, there’s no misunderstanding that people still love Instagram regardless of the stand on privacy and painful awkwardness.

willotoons on Instagram

In my piece on Instagram that appeared here the other day, I listed several advantages of the new Flickr mobile App, including zoom, but failed to say one of the drawbacks in moving to the Yahoo! owned platform over Instagram is the fact that one’s audience on Instagram may be larger and more engaged. And there’s little guarantee that they will migrate.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.