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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2018, 07:49:44 AM »
word.

Ö? I don't understand what you mean, @joi Ö?
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 09:48:16 AM »
Not to speak for joi in this instance, but generally, "Word" said back to someone is slang for "I totally agree" or "You speak the truth." 

If you don't mind some potentially offensive language, there is a more full description in The Urban Dictionary.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Word

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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2018, 10:43:02 AM »
Not to speak for joi in this instance, but generally, "Word" said back to someone is slang for "I totally agree" or "You speak the truth." 

If you don't mind some potentially offensive language, there is a more full description in The Urban Dictionary.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Word

Hehe, I get it now :)! Thanks, @AAAndrew !
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 11:07:31 AM »
sorry for the slang...yes I totally agree!

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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2018, 11:51:59 AM »
Thanks, @joi Ė it's actually interesting for me to learn some slang ;D!
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2018, 12:41:42 PM »
I read the new privacy policy on Instagram. I don't like it. I haven't enjoyed Instagram for ages now. On the plus side - my first Instagram profile is still chronological!

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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2018, 02:29:49 PM »
Within the past few months, Facebook connected FB and IG accounts via matching phone number instead of just email address. I had used separate email addresses on the two platforms for the reason that I don't follow anybody I know in real life on IG. I use IG more of like a pinterest -- an inspiration board. But once the company linked the two via phone number, IRL people started creeping into my IG world. So I've pretty much dumped it.

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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2018, 04:47:21 AM »
I read the new privacy policy on Instagram. I don't like it. I haven't enjoyed Instagram for ages now. On the plus side - my first Instagram profile is still chronological!

I must admit, I didn't. Good hint! Thanks, @Scarlet Blue !
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2018, 04:52:51 AM »
Within the past few months, Facebook connected FB and IG accounts via matching phone number instead of just email address. I had used separate email addresses on the two platforms for the reason that I don't follow anybody I know in real life on IG. I use IG more of like a pinterest -- an inspiration board. But once the company linked the two via phone number, IRL people started creeping into my IG world. So I've pretty much dumped it.

I am not on Facebook, but I can imagine that this is annoying, @pointedbroad !
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2018, 07:23:12 AM »
With all this data harvesting, surely they should be paying us to use their platforms?!
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2018, 12:29:06 PM »
With all this data harvesting, surely they should be paying us to use their platforms?!
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2018, 10:00:32 AM »
While I agree that IG is less enjoyable, I would say it has much less to do with stories (which I can just totally ignore) and a whole lot more to do with missing chonology, and missing posts.

I have maintained a really finely curated feed of calligraphers, lettering artists and few more, and I've actively chosen to follow those people - now why am I not seeing those in my feed?! That's infuriating IMO. Instead I get 'suggested posts' from people I don't follow to clutter my feed. I would go so far as to being willing to buy chronological feed as a subscription, as long as it gives me everything.

In regards to stories, as I said one can totally just ignore those, I check them occationally. What is really positive with stories though is that I follow several highly qualified calligraphers and they actually do live sessions with practice or explain inks or whatnot. A wealth of info.

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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2018, 11:01:26 PM »
I read this article last week and wondered if others felt the same way! I follow 2247 people and all but about 5 are calligraphers. Like @Vlatorn I carefully curated my feed for calligraphers only and have even clicked on the "Turn On Post Notifications" for my favorites. But I still have to search everybody out! I get so many randoms in my feed over and over again.

And... I see an ad every 7 posts!!!!! And ... my phone spies on me and the ads are ALWAYS something I have just been talking about (way too specific to be random). And FB/Insta should know, I used to click on the ads on Insta all the time because there were some neat things. (Have never clicked one on FB.) Now I refuse to click on one out of spite. LOL!  ;D

It's getting really old. I'm sad about it, too, because I LOVED Insta. But it's annoying to have to search everyone's names to see most recent posts.

STORIES -- I must be old because I still don't have it figured out yet. And when someone sends me a story, I never know how to respond to it or like it or ... plus it sucks my battery dry in just a few minutes.

The old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" should have been followed there.

/rant  :o
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2018, 11:02:24 PM »
On the plus side ... I used to spend at least an hour on Insta every day... now it is rare if I spend more than 10 mins. I guess that makes me more productive.  ;)
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Re: I don't like Instagram very much any more, and here's why:
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2018, 07:24:35 AM »
I am barely on Instagram anymore eitherÖlong enough to post my work and check some recent feeds at the same time, but I donít waste time scrolling through the feed unless I have time to kill (HA!). Sometimes I target search some of my favs/friends if I know I havenít seen their posts in a while. The lack of chronological order and too many irrelevant ads is part of the downside for sure. Another reason I like Instagram less and less, also has to do with what users are posting now as well. I find Iím less and less satisfied with the quality of calligraphy posted. Iím not referring to skill level as I enjoy watching people grow over time. My complaint is that I find the focus of the photos posted are often now more about looking pretty than emphasizing the actual work. I assume this is a marketing strategy to draw in followers. And I get that, but I get frustrated because I donít care about the pretty surrounding the calligraphy. I want to see pretty calligraphy!

On the flip side, it is still the best source of fresh ideas that I know of. I wish people would start posting their work in 'show and tell' on here more. I miss that! I think I've exhausted the internet as a resource because  Google controls our searches too much, and spits out what it thinks we want. The search results are not unbiased, nor are they complete. I really dislike that about internet. @Erica McPhee, their algorithms for monitoring your online presence is very sophisticated in their predictive analysis. I read an article talking about how people are not as special as we tend to think we are, and how search programs exploit that fact for marketing. It might seem a bit like witchcraft, but the fact of the matter is is that humans are very predictable, including our online activity, and they have some very good human behavior specialists working for them.
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