Nicki Minaj Says That She Will No Longer Post On Instagram Because They Are Removing Likes

Nov 09, 2019 20:13


I’m not posting on IG after this week cuz they removing the likes. Hmmmm what should I get into now? Think of all the time I’ll have with my new life
- Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 9, 2019

Earlier today, Nicki Minaji posted on Twitter that she will no longer be posting on Instagram after this week. She does not agree with Instagram removing ( Read more... )

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champagnemami November 10 2019, 13:36:24 UTC
Really... all these changes are stupid and they are killing their own app.... if Instagram wanted to make a positive change they would monitor comments and reports better and bring back chronological order.

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disasterboss November 10 2019, 15:58:09 UTC
why in the world is chronological order not the standard? it boggles my mind that anyone would think that the optimum way of viewing posts...is out of order. also yes re:reporting i've reported so much bigoted/hateful shit only for a response that it doesn't qualify.

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sugarstarfaerie November 10 2019, 15:59:11 UTC
Because they make more money from advertisers if they can control what posts you see and when you see them

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disasterboss November 10 2019, 16:03:21 UTC
for like the sponsored posts? why couldn't they still control when those are posted and leave the rest of my timeline in order? i feel like i'm missing something. if my feed is mostly people i know or unverified accounts what difference does it make?

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sugarstarfaerie November 10 2019, 17:40:46 UTC
I believe their reasoning is that with their algorithm, they are keeping users on the platform for longer periods of time because the user is seeing primarily things the algorithm predicts they will be interested in. So for example with the algorithm-based feed, the average user might scroll through 50 posts at a time three times a day, whereas with chronological, they scroll through 25 twice a day (idk the actual numbers). And of course the longer a person is scrolling on their feed, the more ads they view, so more money for IG.

Idk if it actually works but that's the rationale ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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disasterboss November 10 2019, 17:48:54 UTC
hmmm this is interesting. thanks for the explanation!

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totteringg November 10 2019, 18:05:10 UTC
Yeah but if they're scrolling through 50 posts out of frustration because everything's not chronological and otherwise they miss everything, it seems like it's not a great way to keep people on the platform longterm.

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sugarstarfaerie November 10 2019, 18:42:36 UTC
Yeah I mean personally, when the feed was chronological, I would literally scroll until I hit where I had left off, because I didn't want to miss anything. Since the algorithm, my usage has dropped off more and more, and now I maybe check only once or twice a day just to see if my close friends have posted stories. I find the algorithm annoying and stupid. But I'm guessing that their data shows that it does actually work overall, otherwise they probably would've switched back by now considering how much people hate it and complain lol

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trynabme November 10 2019, 16:29:36 UTC
I mean this doesnt make sense though, because I scroll through instagram now and every 4th picture is a sponsored ad?

So just make that shit chronological and still have the 4th post be an ad lol. Like come on Instagram, its not that hard.

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sugarstarfaerie November 10 2019, 17:41:11 UTC
Copy pasting from my response above:

I believe their reasoning is that with their algorithm, they are keeping users on the platform for longer periods of time because the user is seeing primarily things the algorithm predicts they will be interested in. So for example with the algorithm-based feed, the average user might scroll through 50 posts at a time three times a day, whereas with chronological, they scroll through 25 twice a day (idk the actual numbers). And of course the longer a person is scrolling on their feed, the more ads they view, so more money for IG.

Idk if it actually works but that's the rationale ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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evangelion November 10 2019, 21:57:25 UTC
honestly, i agree. i hate seeing shit from days ago, esp if it's relevant to that day (come to my ___), so I just stopped bothering with the app. with chronological, i like to get to what i last saw + could go through the explore tab if i got bored. it's such a disappointment.

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maggielizabeth November 10 2019, 21:15:10 UTC
it just doesn't make sense, cause they can still put in ads thru out the feed

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pretensetious November 10 2019, 16:45:58 UTC
mte mte mte mteeeee

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mimblexwimble November 10 2019, 16:51:00 UTC
Chronological order and reports won't change the psychological affects of Instagram. Removing likes isn't a big change, but for kids who compare how many likes their friends got vs. how many they got, I think it'll have some positive impact.

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champagnemami November 10 2019, 21:23:09 UTC
If you have an issue with the psychology affect or social media, getting rid of likes ain’t changing anything either. Only option is you completely removing yourself off the site, not these dumb performative solutions

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champagnemami November 10 2019, 21:26:06 UTC
If anything this will promote more of buying followers since now you can’t tell if someone’s Instagram following is real and more and more people will just keep comparing follower count and more and more people posting to prove their like count.

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