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Do you use online photo-sharing sites?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / December 18, 2012 6:08 AM PST

To give you some perspective to this poll, read this CNET blog: Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

Do you use online photo-sharing sites?

-- Yes, all the time. (Which do you use?)
-- Yes, on occasion. (Which do you use?)
-- No. (Why not?)

If you do use photo-sharing sites, does this new policy from Instagram change your perspectives on free photo-sharing sites? Sound off below...

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by valentine39 / December 18, 2012 8:55 AM PST

Immoral and fattening. If users would care and opt out in droves that immoral behavior would slow down but not stop. The younger generation (computers and social networking) doesnt care, AT ALL. Sharing is an almost sexual pleasure for them. Makes my skin crawl.

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No Way
by nathan.pinney / December 18, 2012 3:34 PM PST

would Instagram allow anything they create be used by anyone else for free even once. If they can use our intellectual property without compensation not just once but forever, then we should be able to use their software and anything else needed to create a competing business for free also.

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There are other, more controlled, ways of sharing.
by ddingbat / December 18, 2012 4:34 PM PST
In reply to: No Way

What is interesting is that your poll shows few people use social sites for this. This result merits further investigation since either you have a very odd sample answering your poll or hype is not equal to reality in the case of Instagram. Scope for a future article?

Do I share photos? Yes? Do I use any "social" site for this - no - precisely because there is insufficient control already, let alone if Instagram get away with this. "Social networking" sites are founded on the premise that more and more people will expose more and more information about themselves - madness!

For sensible photo sharing you can use....
... private folders in any one of a range of cloud storage services, including iCloud if you live in the Applesphere
... your local photo printing site (eg Photobox) where you can control specific folders
all of these limit the audience and preserve your rights over the pictures AND enable you to permanently remove the pics when you wish.
Of course, you cannot control what recipients of your pics do, but by choosing how you share and with whom you can have as much control as will ever be possible.

Why do so many use Instagram and the like? Laziness (can't be bothered to think it through and find an alternative), letting themselves be driven by "fashion", plain old showing off and a hundred other reasons - none of which make it prudent or wise!

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Opt out
by fred_violante / December 18, 2012 4:39 PM PST

My answer, opt out immediately and collectively and leave a deep sign to this people. Lesson learned for us and them.

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by zclayton3 / December 18, 2012 9:08 PM PST

And idiocy of this type is why I don't use it.

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Trusting online services
by jbk9255152 / December 23, 2012 4:47 AM PST

Even though they have reversed this policy; Does that mean we can now "trust" Facebook and Instagram? I don't think so.
I don't trust I-Tunes or I-Cloud for that matter. Does anyone?
Here's a question regarding 'location services' for smart phones. Is there a way to remove the location information that's added to photos before (or after) they are downloaded to one of these sites? Who wants anyone to be able to discover that a photo of your teenagers was taken at "9999 Lazy Lane, Suburbia, Idaho"?

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online photo-sharing sites
by ripon12 / January 13, 2013 12:19 AM PST

Yes i always do it.I always share my photo.

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online photo sharing
by WilliamJ23 / April 8, 2013 2:18 PM PDT

Yes, on occasion. I use facebook.

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