Hiatus

Blogging used to be this sort of short form brain dump. My old site had posts that were three sentences long next to posts that were a thousand words. Not every bit of content was a treasure but it was real content and it was compelling even if only for that moment in time. I remember sitting in meetings with men who created media, real media, expensive media and they’d ask me how I built my audience and I’d look them right in the eye and say, “I’m honest.” Well, …

Is Instagram FTC Compliant?

Effective January 16, 2013 Instagram will have a new user agreement. The Terms of Use are changing in a predicatable manner, it’s a free service and I assume from the update that they’re going to start adding inline advertising. My question is, “Is Instagram FTC compliant?” I’m sure Instagram has a massive legal team now that they’re owned by Facebook but parts of their Terms of Use make me wonder what sort of digital citizens they’re in search of. Let me take you through the process of signing up for …