Instagram Spam Protest: “Go Private Day” December 4, 2012

4 Dec

Instagram spam has been exploding, with no stop in sight. Formerly attractive hashtag photo groups are now becoming polluted with ads for more followers and get-rich-quick schemes: Instagram Spam

Hashtag: #OneDayWithoutSpam

Users have become increasingly annoyed at the situation, organizing an informal “instaprotest” by setting their profiles to private on December 4 and using the hashtag “#OneDayWithoutSpam” in related posts.

Instagram Spam

What do you think? Will a protest make a difference? Have you noticed more spam on Instagram? Could this affect Facebook’s stock price? Share your thoughts in the comments.

2 Responses to “Instagram Spam Protest: “Go Private Day” December 4, 2012”

  1. Martha Wiggins April 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Another protest planned for 4.15 & 16.

    • rsmithing April 11, 2013 at 12:31 am #

      Great; I hope the word gets around. It’s still ridiculous. I block bot followers every day. They’re easy to spot, but it’s still a pain.

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