Our generation has done it again. We’ve successfully managed to create another way in which we can receive immediate and short-term gratification for doing something nobody actually cares about.
Polaroid is down, but not out. Not quite dead, but almost. For a couple years they’ve been teasing an Instagram-logo-like camera, and this fall it will finally be here. The Polaroid branded Socialmatic camera will not only let you share your photos quickly and easily on social networks, it will also allow you to print the photos from the camera like a proper Polaroid.
Yesterday, Instagram (owned by Facebook) introduced a change in user policy that has gotten pretty much everyone pissed off. All those photos you’ve uploaded to Instagram? Instagram and Facebook have now declared those photos are theirs and they have the right to sell them or do whatever without ever telling you, without your permission, with no opt-out.
UPDATE: Looks like Instagram has already scrapped that idea.
Unlike Google, Microsoft and Apple, Facebook isn’t really that big on acquisitions. They’ve made almost none for a company of their value, choosing to instead focus on their one core thing. So when Facebook announced they had bought Instagram for a whopping $1 billion, it was a bit of a surprise. Mark Zuckerberg wanted to note however, that this doesn’t mean they’re going to start buying people up.