Instagram algorithms..

According to The Telegraph, “on Tuesday night, Instagram announced that it would begin ordering posts using an algorithm that tries to guess what the user wants to see, changing the chronological feed it has used since it was founded in 2010.”

This means, that just like Facebook, your feed will now be based off of people’s photos you tend to like more and celebrities who have the most likes. It is going to become more and more like Facebook as the algorithm is perfected.  A lot of people are angry about this because they noted that that is what they like about Instagram. You can log on and just see in order what has been posted.

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Photo Credit – Telegraph.com

Why do you think Instagram is doing this? Does it really even matter what we think? People claim they will stop using it if changes are made, but will they really stop using it? That is doubtful. I believe Instagram will go forward with the change regardless of what people think.

Instagram noted that “As Instagram has grown, it’s 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.”

Do we care if we miss the posts we care about most? Do people really care about specific posts? Isn’t that what the search option is for?  If you missed something, you can go to the person’s page to see their photos? Basing what I want to see off of algorithm’s seems like a waste of time, but who knows, maybe we’ll love it.

If they go based off of most likes, I think I will stop following celebrities because then my feed will be completely back logged with celebs.

I am sure there is a reason for this, but I honestly think they are wasting their time by speaking about it. If they really wanted to do it, they should have just did it without us knowing.

 

 

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One Response to Instagram algorithms..

  1. sydhavely says:

    The search for the killer app or perfect feed seems never-ending and always frustrating for users. Great example of this, Brittany.

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