Instagram To Flip The Script

Instagram co-founders, dude & other techy dude 

Instagram co-founders, dude & other techy dude 

There was a time when social media was pretty simple. You could post bulletins, we had Top 8 friends, hell, you could even customize your page to best describe what kind of person you were & what type of music you were into at the time. There was nobody around to tell us what to do or suggest things we should "Like". It was almost as if we were this new generation in this playing field, online, that let us truly express ourselves. That was until Facebook came & switched the game up.

It was new and somewhat revolutionary, so everyone abandoned ship (MySpace) and hopped on the band wagon. This was pretty cool. Yes I missed the custom posts &  learning coding just to fit in, but this platform had better reach. That was until Facebook stepped in as a father figure and started suggesting things. I guess it was more like a stepdad who suggested too much shit and really tried hard to impress me by knowing the friends/ bands/ foods I like, and would continuously try to guide me in directions he thought was best.

A couple years ago Facebook bought Instagram, the hot new platform that would let us express ourselves freely. Girls shorter than 5'7 can finally be models, guys could expose how douchey they really were by the comments & multiple topless selfies they'd post, hell, we can even take pics of our food & show off how fucking amazing our lives our. It's growth is immense and it's capacity to reach large audiences is at such a grand scale that you can literally go viral overnight off a video of your friend's shoes. "Daaaamn Daniel!". C'mon, that shit was hella catchy and I still can't stop making up my own renditions about anything and everything I come across. Instagram one of my favorite apps.

On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it would roll out a new way of viewing the app. The app would follow in the footsteps of Facebook by implementing algorithms to the way we view things, ditching the revers chronological order that we've been used to since 2010. I'm all for upgrades and changes to improve things but I fucking hate Facebook's layout. That's partly the reason I don't use it anymore. It's not organic, everything is force fed. Here's what the had to say...

You may be surprised to learn that people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds. As Instagram has grown, its become harder to keep up with all the photos and videos people share. This means you often don’t see the posts you might care about the most. To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most.
— instagram

How do you feel about this? I'm on the fence about it, but maybe I'm just being a hater. As I scoured the internet for people's responses to the change I found this gem of enlightenment that made me smile. It's pretty much spot on!

The algorithm is tailored to you. So guess what? If you see fuck boy shit all the time, you are a fuck boy.