Oh good, another “I’m quitting _______” post
I want to love Instagram. Really. It’s the least toxic of the big social networks and it’s mostly photography-centric. My problem with Instagram isn’t the content. My problem is with the feed. I don’t like it. In fact I don’t like it to the point of quitting the whole thing.
I get it, we’re beyond the halcyon days of reverse-chronological timelines on any significant social network, but good grief I can’t make heads or tails of what Instagram is feeding me (see [this article] for a few examples.)
They also seem to have ramped up the number of ads to every-half-dozen-posts-is-an-ad levels.
And their API is still read-only so you can get stuff out but can’t put stuff in via any method other than their own tools (with [exceptions]).
I know, I know, this has happened before but I’m doing it (and writing it down) anyway. After all, it’s not like I don’t have any perfectly fine image sharing options. Let’s see…
- [Micro.blog] * [jack.baty.net] * [VSCO] * [SmugMug]
You get the idea.
It’s hard to not be where everyone else is, so who knows how long this will last, but it’s worth another attempt so here we go.
: https://www.thepigeonletters.com/single-post/2018/01/14/New-Instagram-Algorithm-Changes-in-January-2018 : https://flumeapp.com : https://micro.baty.net/ : https://jack.baty.net/category/photography/ : http://vsco.co/jackbaty/ : https://jackbaty.smugmug.com