A brief list of the reasons instagram sucks-
I just tried to look at bodhi’s plant more seeds instagram, only to find that they have added a login wall to prevent non users from accessing posts older than 1 year since I last looked at it earlier this week.
My friend has an apple watch and was telling me that the instagram app is spying on him for targeted advertising. To illustrate his point, he opened the instagram app, and then clicked the home button to leave it running in the background. He held up his apple watch, turned to me and said, “gee, wouldn’t it be fun to go out and buy some Birkenstocks right now?”
He then reopened the intagram app, which immediately showed an ad for Birkenstocks.
none of this should come as a surprise, because in late 2016 facebook filed this patent.
The language in this patent looks like it’s tailor made for the constantly active microphones in modern cell phones and smart watches, as well as facebooks own video telecommunications device which was released this year.
we know they are scraping all of the text, metadata, and records of other people’s interactions with your posts, all so they can build up a better data set to profile you with.
At this point, the technology is supposedly used only internally for targeted advertising, but we know from the cambridge analytica scandal that they are already selling this utility to big data mining companies and pr firms that use it to target users on an individual basis.
So I ask you all, how long do we expect this to go on before the data ends up in the hands of those whom would use it maliciously?
is it really worth the risk to gain access to the broader commercial cannabis market, especially when purpose built services like this forum are much safer and readily available for our use?