So Instagram rolled out sponsored posts into all of our feeds.
Frankly, I’m completely fine with advertising. Why? Because these sites with millions of users processing an unthinkable amount of information…they aren’t cheap to keep up. Not at all.
There are servers to buy and maintain.
Coders and engineers to hire.
And so on.
I think it is ridiculous that so many complain when an otherwise free service starts putting advertisements. It’s like your expecting them to give you an amazing service for free, like you are somehow inherently entitled to it. No.
I think it’s completely fair for instagram, youtube, and pandora to put up advertisements. It’s a great system! We get our content, we get some ads, the companies pay the service providers for showing the ads, the service providers continue giving us our content.
I don’t see how anybody is getting screwed over in such arrangement…
PS. Youtube would be dead right now if it hadn’t started showing advertisements, and television too.