I live in a country that, for the most part, respects personal privacy and I have come to love it. I don’t like anyone else to have control of my personal data and information.
I have always had reservations with using social media. I’ve had a few accounts but never really used them. As I got older and learned more about the policies effecting the data you share with social media companies, I became more appalled.
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"Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service..."
"Officially you own any original pictures and videos you post, but we are allowed to use them, and we can let others use them as well, anywhere around the world. Other people might pay us to use them and we will not pay you for that."
- Growing Up Digital Report (As of 3/4/18)
Pretty scary. I spend my days working very hard to capture compelling, interesting, and beautiful photographs. I am not going to then upload them to a service that owns them and can sell them to whoever they want.
I need something that I can post my images to, but still retain rights and control. My solution came in the form of sms texting. I can still update my followers instantly but without the civil rights and ethical issues of social media. Thus, I have a texting list and you can sign up to stay updated.
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