Did I act too quickly?

If you are a busy social media user like I am, you probably have an Instagram account (BTW if you are a parent of a tween or teen you probably should have one because your kid probably does, too!). You also probably saw this article that basically said Instagram is changing their terms of service and can see your pictures to advertisers without your knowledge. It took less than 24-hours for Instagram to change their ways. Today this story was in the New York Times.

I deleted my private Instagram account on Monday. (Private means you had to request permission and I had to approve you in order to see my photos). My question today is, did I act too quickly? I like Instagram. I think it is fun to see pictures of my friends and their children that don’t always make it to Facebook.

California Faith for Equality has an Instagram account (that I use with our social media guru).

So what shall I do, dear reader? Should I sign up for Instagram again or just move on? No seriously, I’m asking and taking a poll!

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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One Response to Did I act too quickly?

  1. Cheryl says:

    Have to admit – I never bothered with an Instagram account. Or Pinterest for that matter. Much as I love fb and twitter, I cannot afford another rabbit hole for my time. I occasionally view Instagrammed images in my Twitter feed, but far less now than I did when they would show up more easily. I also don’t find the filters appealing – I like seeing things as they are. So I have no strong opinion on if *you* should have an account again – knowing full well that things published on the Internet can be handled in ways I don’t like at any time, with any service – but if it’s fun for you, I see no harm. It seems a lot of people have embraced Flickr again too.

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