To me it seems like Facebook might be throwing shade at SnapChat for not taking their offer and developing their own very similar idea. If you go to update your Instagram today you’ll probably see that you can now send direct photos to your friends, just like you can with SnapChat. They are there for a certain amount of time and then they disappear. Facebook who owns Instagram offered $3 billion to buy SnapChat but was turned down recently. What do you think of the news feature? Click HERE for more details.
Thanks to everyone taking part in our contest this week! Just as a heads up we wanted to let you know that today is the last day to take part in this contest. All you have to do is repost the picture above to Instagram with the hashtag #WRKACONTEST to win a “RK Arrow” tee from our brand new fall collection. Following us on both Twitter and Instagram increases your chances of winning. Best of luck and we will be announcing a winner tomorrow!
Time to win some free gear. This time we’re giving away a “Rich Kids Arrow” tee from our brand new 2013 Fall collection, “The Rich Society”. All you have to do is repost the photo above to Instagram with the hashtag “WRKACONTEST”. Follow us both on Twitter and Instagram for better chances of winning. Good luck!
Don’t miss out on a chance to win your own mystery box! All you have to do is share the photo above on both Instagram and Twitter. Don’t forget to hashtag #MysteryBox and #RichKidsBrand while you’re at it. This sale ends tonight so get to sharing! We’ll pick a winner tomorrow.
We are very proud to present our 2013 Summer collection, “The Loyalty Line”. This is our largest collection to date and offers a wide variety of all-over print tanks, brand new designs for both men and women, a custom leather strapback hat, our infamous “Hooligans” logo, and much more. As always, everything has been made in very limited quantities, so make sure to get your gear before it’s gone. Some of the new items have been highlighted below (click to purchase) and make sure to head to the full online shop to view the entire collection. Thanks to everyone that has supported the brand for what is now 2 years. We appreciate all of your support. Live Rich!
If you’re looking for this pair of pants after they hit instagram earlier today, go ahead and stop. This is a 1 of 1 custom pair that Garica made for Fieg suggesting that they might be working together in the near future. It’s only been a few hours and the picture already has 1,700 likes on IG.
This looks like one of the coolest things you can have outside of a smartphone with the Instagram app. We’ve heard of the Socialmatic camera before but this one actually prints out your photos to create real life instagrams. Kind of like the modern day polaroid camera.
So it looks like a lot of people are getting upset about the new terms Instagram laid out yesterday and “boycotting” the app. Most think that their photos are going to be used for ads without payment, that’s not true. Even we thought that’s what the terms meant yesterday, but it appears that we were wrong. So here’s an official statement from Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom clarifying the new terms and conditions.
I’m writing this today to let you know we’re listening and to commit to you that we will be doing more to answer your questions, fix any mistakes, and eliminate the confusion. As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.
Legal documents are easy to misinterpret. So I’d like to address specific concerns we’ve heard from everyone:
Advertising on Instagram From the start, Instagram was created to become a business. Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.
To provide context, we envision a future where both users and brands alike may promote their photos & accounts to increase engagement and to build a more meaningful following. Let’s say a business wanted to promote their account to gain more followers and Instagram was able to feature them in some way. In order to help make a more relevant and useful promotion, it would be helpful to see which of the people you follow also follow this business. In this way, some of the data you produce — like the actions you take (eg, following the account) and your profile photo — might show up if you are following this business.
The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things like advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.
Ownership Rights Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.
I always want you to feel comfortable sharing your photos on Instagram and we will always work hard to foster and respect our community and go out of our way to support its rights.
Privacy Settings Nothing has changed about the control you have over who can see your photos. If you set your photos to private, Instagram only shares your photos with the people you’ve approved to follow you. We hope that this simple control makes it easy for everyone to decide what level of privacy makes sense.
I am grateful to everyone for their feedback and that we have a community that cares so much. We need to be clear about changes we make — this is our responsibility to you. One of the main reasons these documents don’t take effect immediately, but instead 30 days from now, is that we wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to raise any concerns. You’ve done that and are doing that, and that will help us provide the clarity you deserve. Thank you for your help in making sure that Instagram continues to thrive and be a community that we’re all proud of. Please stay tuned for updates coming soon.”
Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram
Looks like all these cool apps we have on our phone are really getting greedy. Now that Facebook has acquired Instagram, they’re planning on using what you do on the app for ad revenue, without paying you. Here are the new guidelines pretty much stating that anything you do on Instagram can be used to generate ad revenue without stating which content is being used. Click HERE for more info.
1. Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf.
2. You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
We are very stoked to be a part of this contest with LiftKits, such a dope brand. They are currently hosting a holiday contest where anyone can win more than you can imagine. As you can tell from the picture above, one of our “Loyal Panther” crewnecks from the 2012 Holiday line is up for grabs also. All you have to do is re-post your favorite image from LiftKits Holiday gift guide to Instagram and also make sure to hashtag #hohoho2012. For each featured brand tagged, you will be entered to win. Visit MyLiftKits.com for more information.