To be honest I am still very leery of the changes they are making and did not delete my account however I am not sure they have won me back at this point. What are your thoughts on all of this?
Original Post: I typically try not to mix my social media / geek life with my backpacking life but after recent changes with the Instagram policies I wanted to write you all a quick note. As of today I will stop using my Instagram account. I will be moving back over to Flickr. I have been using Flickr to power my blog’s photo albums as well as archive my photos. Here are two articles that talk about the issues. http://readwrite.com/2012/12/18/why-i-quit-instagram-and-am-moving-to-flickr and http://mashable.com/2012/12/17/instagram-signs-your-life-away/.
“Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service,…”
So that reads to me that they can use it however they want but they do go on to say
*people who help us provide Instagram to you
* business partners, which may include advertising partners
* businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Instagram is part of, or that become part of the same group
*outside parties to comply with the law and legal obligations
So to me it opens it up to really do whatever they want with your photos in a way they see fit. I am just waiting for someones child to be used in a marketing or advertising campaign of sorts and the parents not have a leg to stand on in court when trying to battle the rights to use the photo.
I am not going to stand on a soap box and lecture you all on how you should or shouldn’t do things, but at minimum I wanted to make sure you were aware that Facebook who owns Instagram had made that change and plans on changing the policies again in mid January.
With all of that said I recommend Flickr as a great replacement and will only be posting my photos there from now on. Flickr recently updated their app for the iPhone and Droid and has a nice user interface on their website. If you would like to check out my Flicker photos you can view them here.
Over the weekend. I took some time and started working packing up some trail mix. I wanted to share with you the ingredients in this batch and also provide you with some substitute Items I like to put into my mixes. I am a salty and sweet kind of person. I am not much of a fan of the hot and spicy or the semi strange mixes out there. I keep mine pretty simple.
Main ingredients in Nutt’s Trail Mix.
Some Substitute Items.
What are your favorite items you put in your trail mixes?
Over the weekend we headed out to pick up a few things from one of the local grocery stores and I stumbled upon a several great food finds that I wanted to share with you.
Fruit Strips and Fruit Pieces
The first one is Fruit Strips and Fruit Pieces. They are awesome I will be going back to go get more. There are several different flavor combinations. Apple and strawberry, berry medley, and apple watermelon. I tried one of each of the strips and the fruit pieces and they were very moist and full of flavor. All Natural no sugar added and only 60 calories per strip or package.
Small Stacks of Ritz
I also found these really neat small stacks of Ritz crackers. These are great because you do not have to worry about opening the packaging of the tube of crackers and splitting them out into daily portions for the trail. There are 8 tubes per box and provide roughly the same amount you would get in a normal box of Ritz.
The last Item I found was the Just Fruit brand Strawberries and Bananas. They are freeze dried and to be honest I did not like them. If you like astronaut ice cream then these are for you. I however tried them but I do not think I would buy this type of snack in the future.
What neat snack or food finds have you found lately? What are your favorites?
Happy Eating on the Trails