Twitter, Fb, Instagram and their ilk had been meant to allow us to chat freely in a digital public sq., however the companies operating social media are simply as company as outdated media, says Annalee Newitz
14 September 2022
ANOTHER month, one other algorithm change on a social media platform that has all people peeved on-line.
This time it’s Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Fb. As an alternative of exhibiting us the cat images and wedding ceremony photos we wish, the app is clogging up our pal feeds with tons of “reels”: autoplaying mini-movies. The issue? No one requested for this. The reels aren’t from mates or individuals you comply with. They’re simply random movies mucking up your feed and making it more durable to search out the images you wish to see. As many Instagram followers identified, it’s a pathetic try to …