If I wanted to search for Ford Focus on Instagram, I can’t do it on their website. I can’t see if anyone tagged any photos of the car at all. I know that I can search for stuff on an iphone, but that seems to be the only way. They block all navigation through any kind of website.
I guess by limiting the pictures to only mobile users, it’s harder for people to steal the images for themselves. I could easily use Bandicam for any images that I bring up on the internet. So many people put a lot of effort to block Ctrl+V from making copies of pics. But, they learned that doesn’t stop a savvy computer user.
Other people ruin pics by inserting water marks. But, many times we can photoshop those watermarks out anyway. So, watermarks are an eyesore, but people are still able to work with them. Some people have no problem with using watermarked images by themselves anyways.
I have to wonder though. Do people, who use watermarks, get much business from that kind of advertising? I don’t think they do.I can’t even remember any of the watermark names that i have seen in the past.
Instagram has been the topic of debate over how they use images on their server. People accuse them of selling images to advertising agencies to use. There is probably something free and open use in their terms of service somewhere. I should read that.