If you haven’t heard, Instagram is changing the way you view your Instagram feed. Currently, you see your Instagram feed in chronological order and are able to see all the posts from the people you follow. You could like each photo, comment on some and always be in the loop. Now, Instagram is changing the feed so you can only see posts relevant to you and what they believe you would be interested in. Meaning you won’t see your feed chronologically anymore and therefore you may miss posts from friends that you would have liked to have seen posts from.
Although this change may not seem like a big deal to some, I see it as a huge deal to the image people give off on social media. This will impact the so called microcelebrities because unless their followers turn on post notifications, they will not see most of their posts. Then again, if Instagram “recommends” a post from that specific person then you would still be in the loop. This also means for microcelebrities that likes can potentially go down, leading to less popularity in their posts and potentially less deals with companies. Today, there has been images being posted on Instagram asking followers to please turn on post notifications so they can stay in the loop.
Despite this, I also feel that this will ruin the personal aspect of Instagram. Your personal feed where you can stay in the loop with all your followers will now be taken over by Instagram’s new feature. I don’t want to know what Instagram thinks is most relevant to me, I want to know what ALL my friends are doing.
What are your opinions on this?