Twitter, Fb, Instagram and their ilk had been meant to allow us to chat freely in a digital public sq., however the corporations operating social media are simply as company as outdated media, says Annalee Newitz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 everyone peeved on-line.
This time it’s Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Fb. As an alternative of displaying us the cat photographs and marriage ceremony footage 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 pals or folks you observe. They’re simply random movies mucking up your feed and making it tougher to seek out the photographs you wish to see. As many Instagram followers identified, it’s a pathetic try and …