There has been a lot of focus on Instagram’s switch to an algorithm-driven feed, which raises the photos you’re most likely to like to the top. You may have come across a number of “fuck you Instagram” internet pieces or scrolled past a number of irritating posts with an arrow pointing up and to the right. Meanwhile, there’s one potentially less shitty thing that comes with the new Insta update: minute-long videos.
I have mixed feelings about this. While the posts of hot white girls grooving out to rap music as they drive around Los Angeles needn’t be 45 seconds longer (surprised those haven’t caused more accidents, tbh), minute-long vids will allow more creative users to play around with making more elaborate narrative shorts.
…Too bad you’ll never see them because your algorithm-driven feed will be clogged with the crap that’s most popular, smh Instagram.