gweilo8888: On the other side of the coin, they're bleeding DVD subscribers like there's no tomorrow, and are down to just 8.61 million.)
Runs_With_Scissors_: I wonder why that is? Oh, I know! The words from the user agreement itself!"To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.
"you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license"
"You agree that all disputes between you and Instagram ... with regard to your relationship with Instagram, including ... rights of privacy and/or publicity, will be resolved by ... arbitration ... As an alternative, you may bring your claim in your local "small claims" court"
"We can do absolutely anything we like with your images including those showing your likeness and even showing you in your own bedroom if we want, use them anywhere, for any reason, and sell them for any amount we like to absolutely anybody without giving you a single cent, and your only recourse is to huff, stamp your feet, and go to an arbitration system designed to favor its client (the company) or to limit damages to us (small claims court). Pthhhhhbbbbbttttt!"
sugardave: gweilo8888: Losing one in 29 of ALL of your customers in a single quarter (largely, in a single month) is not a huge exodus?What do they have to do, lose every single customer in one go, and a few hundred million customers they didn't even have?You're funny.That equates to a WHOPPING 3.44% of their customers.
moothemagiccow: gweilo8888: On the other side of the coin, they're bleeding DVD subscribers like there's no tomorrow, and are down to just 8.61 million.)As popular as it was, the DVD system sucks. I only enjoyed it when I copied the disc, sent it back, and watched later at my leisure. Getting one or two discs and having to watch all of it before you send it back is lame.Schlepping your ass to the grocery or corner store is a tolerable alternative but I'm back to just stealing everything that's not on streaming.
gweilo8888: CruJones: Netflix uses 30% of the intertubes. That's a lot of tubes. It's possible they can lose revenue, but gain profit. Replacing a less profitable but higher revenue generating product with a cheaper but more profitable one can be frowned upon by Wall Street, regardless of long term outlook. Netflix will be fine.Fine my ass. They're having to fight to prevent a hostile takeover from the same man who killed Blockbuster.Those 30% of the intertubes? (Can't be bothered checking the validity of your claimed number; let's pretend it's true.) They're pretty damned expensive. They're weaning customers off a profitable business with a great selection, and putting them onto a business that was only sustainable in the first place because the subscriber numbers were so low when they signed their first round of contracts with movie studios. Each time they renegotiate on a contract expiration, they're having to piss away significantly more money because of all those subscribers they've got now, so the cost of streaming to Netflix is increasing exponentially, yet the selection is far, far worse for customers than what was available to them on DVD.(I am among the many customers who cancelled Netflix altogether because their Watch Instantly selection was so bad and not remotely worth what I was expected to pay for it, yet they clearly have no interest in their DVD customers any more either. To whit: they aren't bothering to replace their damaged discs, and have actually started sending the same broken discs out over and over even after they're reported broken. I've gotten back the very same disc I reported faulty previously, with the exact same fault in the same place, so I know that to be a fact.)
twistofsin: gweilo8888: gingerjet: Relevant. /false outrage is falseVery cute and trite, but more than a few of those outrages have resulted in people defecting en-masse. Have you looked at Netflix's stock lately?Pssst ...Disney has recently signed on with Netflix. I think they are going to rebound just fine ..
gweilo8888: gingerjet: Relevant. /false outrage is falseVery cute and trite, but more than a few of those outrages have resulted in people defecting en-masse. Have you looked at Netflix's stock lately?
1000 Ways to Dye: revrendjim: Yeah, sorry, I already uninstalled Instagram and won't be looking back.I hope you're not on Facebook, because the Terms & Conditions also allow them to use your public content in any way they see fit.Same with most sites that allow user-hosted content for free.
gingerjet: /false outrage is false
rocky_howard: gweilo8888: Actually, no. Compare the old TOU side by side with the new one. The verbiage about ads being placed next to content is significantly changed. However, as I said, that's not the real bad bit. The real bad bit is the words "transferable, sub-licensable", plus the fact they contractually prevent users from suing either as a class action or individually.[d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net image 600x223]
rocky_howard: boyuber: Instagram: "Sorry that we used such vague language."Translation: "We didn't think anyone ever read this shiat."And they'd be right since those terms about photo use by advertisers have been on Instagram since at least 1 year if not more. People just freaked out because they did a recent change to the TOU and it was picked up by the blogs and it ran from there. But before that? Nobody had read the damn TOU to begin with...
revrendjim: Yeah, sorry, I already uninstalled Instagram and won't be looking back.
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