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Instagram is a Stupid Concept

And the worst part is that we have all fallen for it…

My first image on Instagram, back on October 12th, 2010….

My first image on Instagram, back on October 12th, 2010….

I currently have 1,761 post on my @photografia account. No one, absolutely no one (not even me) is looking at anything other than the last nine or 18 pictures. That means that, for me at least, the other 1,752 pictures are lost in time. I have another 103 photos on my other account (@carbonatado) that I started on December 22nd, 2017. All lost.

I am quite sure is the same for you.

I am also quite sure that for any of the influencers or instagram personalities is exactly the same. No one is looking at their pictures from a year ago, not even from last month.

We have a collection of pictures in the Instagram attic and they are gathering dust.

The obsession to post and garner followers has tainted the whole concept of taking photographs and sharing with people from all over the world. We are now encouraged to share everyday or risk been forgotten.

Without counting the numerous people who are gaming the system so they can get free stuff, we all have fallen on the advertising trap that is Instagram.

Meanwhile, all those pictures are crumbling under the wait of 95 million photos and videos that are shared daily on the platform.

We have a collection of pictures in the Instagram attic and they are gathering dust.

It’s a very stupid concept. Why are we sharing so many pictures? Why is instagram holding on to pictures from October 2010? What value do they have? I don’t think they even count in terms of advertising dollars.

They might as well change the algorithm to only keep the latest nine images in our feed.

I ask of you, Have you gone back on your instagram feed past a few weeks? Months? Years? Do those picture whole any value to you?

I am also quite sure that the same pictures are somewhere in your phone, the cloud or your computer’s hard drive. So why are they up gathering dust on instagram?

I am not, by any means, an influencer or an Instagram Personality. I only have 1,438 “followers” that I am absolutely grateful to have, but I am also absolutely certain that those pictures from 2010 are not touching even one of those followers.

Why do we keep putting pictures on the virtual boxes in our instagram attic? When was the last time you went back on your feed, to look at old pictures? Do they have any value to you?

Maybe is the same for all the so called Social Networks?

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