But then one day, you sold your soul. And then like all others who did, you lost your way. You lost sight of the love and became corrupted by money. You squeezed your users out of sight unless they paid. You held them down under water, and banished them out of sight, pushed them into the darkness, where they could no longer grow. We were silenced.
You banished hashtags – killing engagement, you forced your loving disciples into the fakeness of soul-destroying Instagram pods to try and beat the big bad algorithm wolf. You coaxed us into disillusionment as you picked and chose what we would see, you made us spend hours wondering how we could get the better of the dreaded algorithm….absurd in itself…and we were beaten every time.
How did we get here? Knee high in this bull-s***? This just feels so wrong. Like with all things social media, we’ve been woven into an alternate reality.
Must all great giants fall this way to the force of the commercial? Must you torture us all with your unfair algorithm? Must you make us fall out of love once again when we finally thought we found a keeper?
Pay or be hidden never sat well with anyone so I implore you Instagram – bring back the free spirit, bring back the fun, bring back the friendly and most of all – bring back the free. Bring back where you came from.
Yours, hoping there’s still time for you to change,