Instagram these days seems to be a site where people mainly post mindless videos, rather than delving into life’s mysteries, so it’s not really me, but I wondered if I could stick to just posting pictures – after all, one of my hobbies is taking photos of random strangers…
(This is a follow up to my first Instagram post, from just over a week ago – https://www.frot.co.nz/design/art-by-frot/adventures-into-instagram-part-1/ )
But my picture only experiment didn’t last long, as very soon I became curious to see if Instagramers do politics – I don’t usually dwell on the clown show that is politics, but here in New Zealand we have a puppet selection coming up shortly so I was checking things out…
Now just in case anyone sees this picture and thinks I support the “green” party – NO I DON’T!, but I suspect my Instagram account would get suspended if I said what I really thought of those morons, so this pic of a green tranny would have to do.
Having an account on Instagram could rapidly become a bit awkward because there are lots of Normies on Instagram, and I tend to get along badly with Normies, because they seem to think I’m wrong all the time…
And now for the elephant in the room – can the Instagram feed be seen in chronological order rather than a controlled algorithm based feed? That was the main reason I stopped using Instagram back in 2016 when they stopped the chronological feed.
I heard that could be changed as of 2022. But it turned out that is only on the mobile app, not on the website. So not much use to me.
While there are 441 apps for Instagram in Firefox, none give a chronological feed. Most of the extensions are just ways to work around Instagram’s attempts to make it hard to download content.
The next elephant in the Instagram room is that it’s really quite hard to find people or groups I have any desire to follow – it may have 1.3 billion active users but there are more w0ket@rds than you can shake a stick at.
There is lots of content being posted, but I was blown away by just how little questioning of the narratives is occurring on Instagram.