Instagram’s got a major problem on it’s hands, their #1 user is very unhappy, and ready to jump ship!
Kim Kardashian, who is Instagram’s #1 user is telling friends that she’s going to leave the photo-sharing app unless they change their new policies ASAP.
Instagram has been under serious fire this week … after the company announced a new terms of service policy (T.O.S.) which seemed to give the company power to sell user photos to outside companies without having to compensate the user. Instagram says the widespread interpretation of the policy was simply not true … they’re NOT selling user photos … and apologized for the “confusing” language. Instagram says it’s revising the wording and will release a new TOS in the near future.
But Kim K isn’t convinced … at least not yet … and is telling friends she’s thinking about shutting down her Instagram account, going to a rival photo-posting company … and taking ALL OF HER FOLLOWERS WITH HER.
It’s a big deal … considering KK has the most followers of any Instagram user at 5,726,343 … way past Justin Bieber (4,366,729) and President Barack Obama (1,834,079).
Plus, if Kim goes … her family members could follow … and Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and Rob are also in the Top 10 most followed on the site.
One source close to Kim tells us the reality star is planning on waiting to see the revised T.O.S. before she makes her final decision … but unless she sees some radical changes, she’s outtie 5000.
Their new polices don’t bug me, what do I care. If I’m putting pictures out there on a public site, then I kind of lose the right to privacy. On the other hand, if I were a celebrity, and my image COULD sell for millions, then I’d be pretty pissed too. I’m sure Instagram’s going to do whatever it takes to make this right. They can’t afford to lose all their celebrity users, and you know they’d all jump ship if their pictures were being sold.
Source, Photos: FameFlynet