“See the moments you care about first,” is the reasoning behind Instagram’s switch to an algorithmic model. But…I thought I already was seeing the moments I care about first? You know, by following people I care about, and seeing their posts as they post them. So, what exactly is Instagram doing? They’re using an algorithm to… Read more »
Are you a brand? Do you find Instagram a valuable investment? No? Well, you should. For starters, Instagram last reported that it has more than 400 million active users worldwide. And every day, an average of 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram, according to CIO. Yup, you read that right. Every. Day. Eighty million… Read more »
One of the most interesting things about open social networks like Twitter, or more recently Instagram, is that most of the innovations that happen there are crowdsourced. Some smart people come up with an original idea to solve a specific problem or fill a very particular niche, and then the users take over and alter the focus. The users never ask for permission to change the focus. They just do it through their own actions.
Those unintended purposes are often the perfect uses.