“Are there any legal issues, with licensing and stuff? Or is Instagram still the wild west?”
“Instagram is the absolute Wild West right now”
The myth of the electronic frontier encouraged people to think of the internet as the “illusion of the Wild West”.
Online, it is no surprise that data is recorded. This can include random users hacking into your device and accessing your information. It is possible to take screenshots, save other people’s photos, record their online conversations and anonymously message them. Most internet users are aware of this yet continue to go on otherwise.
Offline, (in real life) it’s deemed as creepy or sometimes illegal if someone takes a photo go you, or records your conversations.
“If it is true information we don’t care where it comes from. Let people fight the truth, and when the bodies are cleared there will be bullets of truth everywhere, thats fine” -Julian Assange
When I see a video on Kookslams, it’s guaranteed to be hysterically funny every time. But, if I were to witness half of those things in real life, I’d find myself having a heart attack and in deep fear. In relation to “life online” versus “life offline” people react in different ways. With Instagram, there is no gatekeeper keeping them from posting this content, hence the term “the wild west”. They can freely post their content without cost of entry.