I went on a little Instagram rant just a couple days ago. You see, the gold algorithm subject that has viciously affected so many finally pushed my buttons. It wasn’t about the numbers and views, oh no, i couldn’t care less about those. I mean, i don’t post regularly either way so i totally get why people wouldn’t engage. But even though i’m behind the scenes these days, i got eyes and ears everywhere.
Long story short, what’s bothering me is the way my home feed is laid out. Good God, if you watched my stories you’d have seen the screen rec i did with the same and same brands showing up and then 6 posts in row by instagram – one – after – the – other. It is a delicate subject because these days i truly feel socially (media) old. I’ve been around since Instagram wasn’t a thing and our phones weren’t used as cameras.
I’ve missed interacting and actually seeing my oldest Instagram friends pop up and felt completely bombarded with all these ads and brands that i followed for pure inspiration. In the 30 minutes in a day i have to spend, i don’t need that. So how is this algorithm actually for our own benefit? Sorry, don’t see it.
Last few thoughts on how everything has changed. When social media didn’t matter and we just had our blogs. And then we used social media to attract audience to our blogs and now using social media to built careers. Oh things change so fast and the need to slow down pops up in every corner.