Instagram users across Twitter have been outraged throughout the morning, and rightly so. As a personal comment, I have always wondered why Facebook paid an obscene amount of money – $1 billion to be exact – when it seemed that there was no way to make any money through the photo filter and sharing app. Clearly I didn’t think Facebook would try to pull something like this, even in spite of their shaky at best handling of privacy issues in the past.
I use Instagram sporadically, but I can definitely do without. This is a company going way too far. I unequivocally recommend to users to delete all of their Instagram photos and their accounts before January 16, 2013. You can bet I will be deleting mine.