By reverting back to the old terms of service for Instagram, Facebook may have just suppressed a lot more users from leaving the photo-sharing app. On the other hand, some users will still continue to leave Instagram for good despite this backpedaling.
Some users have already transferred their photos to Flickr, newly revamped by Yahoo and a worthy photo-sharing app contender to Facebook-acquired Instagram. Ryan Cox, who works at ExactTarget as a management consultant, said that he was “a victim of naïve optimism,” because he knew that Instagram could own the photos of its users, compromising captured memories of their private lives.
Facebook, like Twitter and Google, are free services where users can keep their confidential memories, secrets, messages, and photos. However, time will come when these services will have to earn money through these personal data. These companies will frequently try to raise the threshold bar as to what type of data can be used to profit from, slowly and surely so that users won’t notice the new changes or won’t care that these changes have appeared.