For a few reasons I haven’t posted on Instagram. This has given me an opportunity to confront the third service leg of Facebook’s social media empire. (I’m not really using Facebook’s social network or WhatsApp.) For now I’m leaving a few videos on Instagram but the pictures are archived here.
By not posting I’ve had an opportunity to reevaluate Instagram. Do I really want to feel obligated to upload almost every day? And since I haven’t amassed a large following anyway, is Instagram where I should post? Is Instagram’s timeline the best place to see photography?
I don’t know. But I’m thinking about all this.
In the spring of 2019, Elizabeth Warren promised to break up mega-tech companies such as Facebook if she’s elected president.
Facebook, of course, owns not only the world’s major social network, but also Instagram and WhatsApp. Exiting all 3 services is a challenge if you want to stay in touch with friends and family. But we should start somewhere.
I have a small Facebook footprint with only my name, no photos or other info. Not even a profile picture. I stay connected because I can only contact some people through Facebook. Instagram is extremely hard to avoid for a photographer. But I keep only about 20 photos on my Instagram timeline. The rest I archive on my photography website. I do not use WhatsApp, but instead use Signal.