Finally deleted my Instagram account, after letting it lie dormant for half a year. Facebook makes it _really_ hard to delete an Instagram account (their last site that's actually gaining users, I'm sure):
1) You can't delete it from the app
2) There's no UI or link to delete it through the web interface
3) You have to Google "how do I delete an Instagram account", that leads you to a page using an _old_ UI that looks like it's out of the iOS 2.0 web app days: https://instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/
Seriously -- pay me overtime, and you'd get 55hours a work out of me. Otherwise, I'm just giving you free work.
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1 year ago: I tell other members on my team to stop putting cleartext passwords in code, even if they "intend on removing them later." Nobody listens to me (I am not a manager and have no actual authority, so I'm not surprised).
Today: the compliance/audit team has finally found this and flagged it as a major issue, and it's currently causing a huge stink.
From that old article:
'The mission statement from the largest protest group, "Students Against Facebook Newsfeed," read, in part: "Very few of us want everyone automatically knowing what we update. We want to feel just a LITTLE bit of privacy, even if it is facebook. News Feed is just too creepy, too stalker-esque, and a feature that has to go."'
This, from 2006.
An old article from Adage detailing the date on which Facebook went from a "federated"-ish model of college-based communities (kinda like mastodon instances, just under the same domain), to an open registration model.
Date: Sep 11, 2006.
Administrator of mcnamarii.town Mastodon instance. Full-time IT consultant for companies big and small, currently focusing on robotic process automation.
This is a private mastodon server for members of the Team McNamara Group.