MG Siegler, who inexplicably still writes for AOL TechCrunch, writes about people “quitting” Instagram.
The real world:Quit, verb, to leave (a place), usually permanently.
The internet:Quit, verb, to threaten to leave as loudly as possible, usually over something stupid, then do nothing.
I’ll admit it. When I first saw the Instagram news I too wanted to look at my options for leaving the service. But I wasn’t about to delete my account 30 days before the policy would have even been put into place.
I’ve seen people quit Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram only to come back a few days later and need to rebuild their entire accounts under new usernames because they thought better of it. To each their own but at least allow news like this to sink in for a day or two before you make a decision.