Instagram Is Trying To Be Facebook And Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
When Facebook bought Instagram in 2012, we all had a feeling it was going to be bad. But could we ever have imagined it getting this bad? I don't think so.
On Tuesday, Instagram announced they'd be ditching the chronological feed in favor of one that is "algorithm-based," which basically means nothing to me.
You may have noticed Facebook organizes users' feeds based on how popular their friends' posts are. Because apparently you can never escape high school.
Twitter has followed suit, too, by introducing "while you were away" tweets -- aka the popular ones you likely missed while you were taking a five minute break from the app to enjoy your life.
Instagram's co-founder and chief executive, Kevin Systrom, told the New York Times,
On average, people miss about 70 percent of the posts in their Instagram feed. What this is about is making sure that the 30 percent you see is the best 30 percent possible.
But "best," as we know, is a relative term. How could anyone else guess that I live for ugly burrito pics, the kind that get maybe three likes at best?!
Luckily, Complex reports Instagram will test out the new algorithm-based feeds on a small sample of users before they go balls deep with the new plan.
Fingers crossed everyone will hate it and we can keep 'gramming like it's 1999... er, 2011.