I ever loved Instagram. It’s been my favorite social network since I had a smartphone. I was happy when it was purchased from Facebook and nothing happened. I was happy because Facebook didn’t change the algorithm, like in Facebook, and the user experience remained similar. The Insta </ em> entailed instantaneous real-time photo sharing with my friends, to me.
What now ?</ em> Now the timeline ordering has changed. It’s not a day line anymore, but it’s a filtered and reordered feed. I feel very sad about that and I want to explain to you why.
My favorite social network ever
Instagram has always been my favorite interaction ever. Uploading a photograph is a breeze. This is very important when I want to capture the moment. Another thing is that everyone can upload simply one scene at day. This means no cluttered albums with a million of photos that nobody will ever watch. It’s like an old-school movie camera.
BTAG 1 TTIt’s not atimeline anymore, but it’s a filtered and reordered feed.
I like the sensation of the old-school movie camera mainly because nowadays hitting a photo is too easy. This means that we have millions of photos saved and noone must certainly the time to look at all those photos.
But I do have time to look at my Instagram feed, and at my own profile history as well. Those photos are instants. Little remembrance capsules that brings my brain to more than a simple photo. They are emotions.
Im trying to explain the emotional bond I have with Instagram. I know, it sounds silly, but it was my favorite diary, and I feel that its changed forever.
And then Facebook placeds in
But let’s return to the main topic of such articles: Facebook messing up Instagram.
Why am I making such a big deal about this? Because I always thought about Instagram as an honest media. It wasn’t judging anyone. I was the judge. I could follow and unfollow people without try. If I didn’t like the photos from person I had just to unfollow him. He could scarcely notice.
Facebook, instead, ever looked like a public stage to me. People are voting with likes and if the contents is interesting, it is put on top. It’s the space for another kind of content, and I’m ok with that.
I understood as soon as Facebook bought Instagram that ads were coming, but again, I was OK with that. I understand that running Instagram is expensive. I was grateful to the sponsors who let me keep my little Instagram diary for free.
BTAG 2 TTNow Instagram is not an honest media anymore. Even the word i nsta in its epithet is not true anymore .</ blockquote>
But today I opened Instagram and I started scrolling the feed and something was not right. Posts were reordered without any logical appreciation, and I couldnt understand if I already looked at the photos of my friends or not.
Posts are ordered with an importance filter, just like Facebook.
RTAG 13 TTThis is a deep altered in Instagrams philosophy. Now Instagram is not an honest media anymore. Even the word i nsta in its epithet is not true anymore.
A time-sucking machine
RTAG 14 TTNow Instagram aims to be the brother of Facebook: A time-sucking machine that has to steal the highest amount of my time to maximise the exposure of his ads. Now its too hard for me follow whats happening to my friends, and I cant do it real-time anymore.
RTAG 15 TTIf Instagram before was a cool place where everyone could share photos , now its simply an automated machine, built with the only purpose of stealing me the only finite resource that I have in life: Time.
RTAG 16 TTI’m not sure what’s happening to social media. When it started I liked it, but now I feel that their only intent is not continuing me in communications with my friends; it is stealing from me so much better day because they can. They are opposing to get my attention span, merely to feed me with more ads. They are just like the television.
RTAG 18 TT A version of this story originally appeared onMediumand has been reprinted with permission .</ em>
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During a murder trial in Tennessee, Judge Wayne Shelton made a statementto the defendant that has described equal portions outrage and praise.
“I grew up in a day where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the klan ever was just thinking about doing, ” Judge Shelton, who is white, told defendant Vincent Merriweather, who is black.
Merriweather is accused of slaughtering another black man with gunshot to the brain after the two reportedly got into an controversy during a basketball game.
After Judge Shelton’s statements were first reported there was an instant backlash on social media, with people accusing him of being racist and insensitive.
However, one person who differs is Jimmie Garland, head of the local Clarksville branch of the NAACP.
“My initial reaction was, he was on phase, ” Garland said. “He’s telling the young people, ‘Stop killing yourself. Stop doing the job that, back in the early 30 ‘s and 20 ‘s and 10 ‘s, they did wearing robes and wearing pointed caps. You don’t have to do that.'”
Defenders of Shelton’s statements say he told Merriweather during the trial that “black lives matter” and that he was “tired” of considering black people killing each other.
Judge Shelton reportedly made similar remarks during a example in 2015 where reference is told a defendant 😛 TAGEND
“What a horrible misfortune this is, ” he said. “Black lives affair … The Klan doesn’t exist anymore. Who doesn’t care about black lives now? I’ll let you answer that. I’m tired of black boys killing black humankinds. If I offended anyone … I can’t help it.”
Shelton said he isn’t ethically allowed to comment on his remarks because of judicial guidelines preventing him from constructing “off the bench” commentary. But a number of local activists weighed in both in favor and against his remarks.
One of the most interesting comments came from local black activist Terry McMoore, who said that while he didn’t is in favour of style Shelton attained his remarks, he likewise claims to know Shelton personally and defended his reputation against the allegations of racism 😛 TAGEND
“I do know that he had no malice intent at all toward black people, and I know his intentions were good and genuine, ” McMoore said.
“Again I don’t be considered that Judge Shelton signified any impairment in what he said, but next time let’s use regular terms, regular talk and not popular phrases or quotes to say what we really want to say about all crime as a whole, ” McMoore added in an interview with the Leaf Chronicle.