Instagram changes embedding API ToS

In an surprising announcement, Instagram stated that the platform does not provide users the copyright license to embed images to other websites: While our terms allow us to grant a sub-license, we do not grant one for our embeds API. Our platform policies require third parties to have the necessary rights from applicable rights holders. […]

Instagram is extending its public like removing trials

Instagram is testing the removal of visible likes in six more countries. They include Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. In these countries only the uploaders will see how many likes their pictures received. This has of course impact on influencers: the days of counting likes as a measure of publicity are commming […]

Können “Indie” Plattformen Social Media retten? | The New Yorker

Cal Newport zu Indie Alternativen zu bestehenden Social Media Plattformen: Am Ende meines TEDx-Vortrags stelle ich fest, dass die Leute mich oft fragen, wie das Leben ohne soziale Medien ist. Als Antwort projiziere ich ein Foto einer Bank mit Blick auf eine ruhige pastorale Landschaft. Als Technologie-Enthusiast glaube ich an die IndieWeb-Bewegung und denke, dass […]