Popular photo-sharing app Instagram — which Facebook acquired earlier this year — is now used by businesses. Of 100 leading brands, 54 have incorporated Instagram, according to Simply Measured, an analytics firm. Here's how you can start using Instagram to market your products and services....
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Instagram Hit With Proposed Class-Action Lawsuit
December 27, 2012
Instagram's attempt to change its terms of service has inspired not only a user backlash but also-- now -- a class-action lawsuit. The proposed terms of service were introduced last week, though Instagram has sincebackpedaled. The lawsuit -- filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Friday and firstreported by Reuters -- argues that the proposed changes would "transfer valuable property rights to Instagram while simultaneously relieving Instagram from any liability for commercially exploiting customers' photographs and artistic content, while shielding Instagram from legal liability."
Instagram Changes Course After Public Backlash
December 19, 2012
From NBC Chicago
Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, said Tuesday that it will remove language from its new terms of service suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements. The language in question had appeared in updated policies announced Monday and scheduled to take effect Jan. 16. After an outcry on social media and privacy rights blogs, the company clarified that it has no plans to put users' photos in ads.