FuckJerry’s Success Is Instagram’s Failure

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Brian Feldman, writing for New York Magazine:


    The past few weeks have been rough for Elliot Tebele. Tebele is the morally compromised founder of Jerry Media, a media firm founded in 2015 that is the outgrowth of an Instagram account called @fuckjerry. @fuckjerry is a “meme account,” shorthand for a social media account that screenshots funny tweets and freeboots (rips and reuploads) viral videos. To put it another way, @fuckjerry is an account that steals jokes and other content from other users and monetizes it. Instagram, the billion-dollar Facebook subsidiary, has been aware of the account for years and has done nothing to curb its theft of intellectual property.

     
  2. Jonathan

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Verified

    I don’t feel bad for this guy, like, at all.
     
  3. Stephen Young

    Regular Prestigious

    they quoted my client a starting price of $100k/post. Think it's more expensive if they create the meme for you
     
  4. benschuyler

    Regular Prestigious

    Fuck FuckJerry. Unfunny thief.
     
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  5. Kingjohn_654

    One day we'll be perfect Prestigious

    i love how much Seinfeld2000 hates him.
     
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  6. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    bookmarking this thread and article bc sounds like an interesting discussion. not sure where I fall on it from what I know of the convo before this article, but I am intrigued