Peter Kafka

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Instagram Says Ads Coming “In the Next Couple Months”

More than a year after Facebook acquired Instagram, the photo-sharing service said it’s going to start running ads. Instagram, which had already indicated that ads would show up on the service, said they will start appearing “in the next couple months” for U.S. users.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work