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HuffPo is botting Instagram to build stock photo DB

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by bartosimpsonio, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. bartosimpsonio

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    They keep spamming me (and I've seen on others) asking for permission to use photos, which they never seem to use. Seems like they're using this as a platform for building a free stockphoto database for whatever future use.


    3 times they asked for a photo in 2 hours

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    So HuffPo is doing massive "preemptive photo licensing".

    Botting IG to accelerate photo licensing, essentially guaranteeing the supplier chain of content for their network.

    What kinda bothers me is if you're a small guy and you do this, this is literally a massive content farming operation - and if you do it, you'll get penalized. Big guys though are all at the top of SERPs and they all do the stuff YOU are not supposed to do.

    PS> Merry Christmas :)
     
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    I'm guessing they want an image database for their editors to call on? Or they gonna offer as a service?
     
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    My guess is it's for their editor's use.
     
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    Pretty good idea really
     
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    they wouldn't be able to sell the photos tho once they ask for permission could they???