This is every bus in LA County, from just before 07:00 to about 09:30, collected every 7 minutes using the Metro Transit Authority’s awesome developer tools. It’s an initial effort to look at the way that populations have changed and what trends the transportation has followed. I’m using Tableau Desktop here to explore the data.
Kind of sad. Facebook is not interested in users since it has its critical mass. Not sure I’m believing it was a miscommunication.
They have to have had specific business goals in mind when they added that language. Owned by a billion-dollar company, their lawyers are some of the best in the country and were very explicit in the reason they wrote what they wrote.
It doesn’t help that his “Legal documents are easy to misinterpret” comment is terse and insulting.
I’m sorry, but they shouldn’t have used Facebook’s lawyers to write these changes. It screams of the same sort of foot-in-the-door tactics used on the larger social network.
“We know we said those things, but we’re listening, and look, we’ll drop the language in this one part altogether.”
How much analysis was done to these changes, where 18 hours later the company just dropped the language altogether? How useless was it for future planned functionality that they didn’t care to even defend it?
That’s a bigger part of what scares me about this. It would seem either they’re sloppy, or something bigger is afoot here. “Instagram users own their content”, but do we really? It’s not on our machines. I’m sure no one has really read the EULA. What license do we give Instagram for the convenience of storing our photos on their servers?
I’m dropping my account for now. Maybe I’ll make a new one later, but not until they get their act together.