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Instagram User Drop Blamed on Holidays, Not Recent Controversy

Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes | about a year ago

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Nerval's Lobster writes "When AppData first posted a graph (above) showing a 25 percent drop in Instagram’s daily active users, it sparked a flurry of discussion online—much of it focused on the recent controversy over the photo-sharing service’s Terms of Use. The New York Post, for example, blamed the dip on a “revolt” among Instagram users incensed over changes in the Terms of Use, including new legalese that some interpreted as blanket permission for the service to start selling user photos to advertisers. But a new statement from AppData, which tracks app traffic, suggests there’s another cause behind the dip in daily active users: the season. “The decline in Facebook-connected daily active users began closer to Christmas, not immediately after the proposed policy changes,” read a statement the firm sent to The Wall Street Journal. “The drop between Dec. 24 and 25 seems likely to be related to the holiday, during which time people are traveling and otherwise have different routines than usual.”"
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Yah, for sure... (1)

kinohead (221730) | about a year ago | (#42413475)

Like an old Cajun I used to work for would say. when faced with an obvious denial of reality, " ... And then a bear jumped out of my ass..."
I deleted 500+ photos and am staying off until I am sure they have really recanted their rights-grab TOS. If not, away goes my account on the 15th of January. Place ads, use my images *with* permission or lose a ton of accounts. Simple.

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