market for gross invasion of privacy is, let’s say, in the immortal words of Ian Faith, a bit selective.
In order to sign up, users must first have an account with Meta’s Instagram. To get on Instagram, users have to pony up their phone number and agree to have their personal data anally probed each night by Zuckerberg. I, who have tried every new Twitter killer that anyone ever launched, said, “No way, Jose.”
I think that this has the very real potential of killing Instagram, too. Once people are forced realize what they got into in order to do Instagram, they may not want to go there.