Instagram Terms of Service Controversy Causes Mass Exodus! [Infographic]

Did you ever wonder why Facebook would buy Instagram for $1 billion when it had no revenue? I think we have an answer now; the huge user base represents fantastic advertising potential (provided users don’t leave en masse!) In reality, anyone who understands business knows that business needs cash flow. If you aren’t paying for a product then you are the product. Here’s an infographic that describes the recent backlash against Instagram and ends with my theory on why the company put such controversial language in their terms of service (which they then retracted).

Instagram Backlash Infographic
From Heather Pinson’s blog “HeatherPins!”

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By the way, if you manage an online business there is a way to turbocharge your social media promotions by aggregating all of your social media and displaying it on your own website; this solution is called Postano! Check it out! There’s even a free trial! (The product is the product in this case… you are the customer.)

Tools to Add Instagram Feeds to Your Website

  1. Postano

    Postano is by far the most elegant application that I’ve seen for adding Instagram to a website, but it does so much more! You can also aggregate the feeds from all of your social channels and display them in one, elegant iframe… you can even embed it on your Facebook fanpage! There is a free trial so you can try it out, and the pricing starts at $10 per month.

  2. Embedagram

    Embedagram allows users of Instagram to embed their most recent photos on their websites, weblogs and anywhere else an HTML <iframe> is embeddable. It’s a much more simple solution than Postano, but it may be enough to suit your needs.

  3. Simply Instagram

    Simply Instagram is a WordPress.org plug-in, so if you aren’t on that platform then this isn’t for you. Again, not nearly as robust as Postano, but it gives you several options for how to display Instagram photos and looks good.

  4. Webstagram

    Webstagram is mainly an app for viewing Instagram on the net, but they have a widget that you can put on your webpage that displays your latest photos in the sidebar. There are also video instructions for tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogger/Blogspot so it’s especially worth a look if you’re on one of those platforms.

  5. To be honest, I was surprised by the lack of options for embedding Instagram on a webpage. Is there something I missed? If so, please let me know in the comments and I will be happy to add them if they fit the bill. Happy Instagraming!

12 Brands to Follow on Instagram

Red Bull Instagram photo

For a more in depth look at how these brands are “doing it right” on Instagam, go here! \/ \/ 12 Brands to Follow on Instagram Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you are probably … Continue reading