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After trying Instagram for a few weeks, I decided it’s not for me.

The advertising overwhelmed and dominated the experience.  I felt hundreds of invisible hands tugging at my wallet, and it wasn’t clear what exactly I was getting in return.

So I left.

6 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    I liked the photographers/Nat. Geo. Pictures were neat. Give your kitties a scritch for me

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  2. I’ve heard the younger generation doesn’t even see the ads. They’ve grown up so surrounded by them that it’s like crickets in the country.

    I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but in today’s world it’s probably a necessary thing.

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  3. Cheryl

    Pity. Wonder if they know the sound of a quiet morning,birds singing…so nice

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  4. I thought of saying something nice and warm but I ended up reading the comments and feeling at a loss of what exactly I had wanted to say. I guess being a part of this generation, I can say personally the ads disturb me a lot but I tend to skip them and it’s easier for me since I usually don’t even check anyone’s stories. I just like scrolling down the profiles I follow and so far that’s something I have liked on Instagram, such as Artidote. They are there on Facebook too. They feature beautiful art pieces with small but poignant caption stories beneath each of those. But it’s also true that Instagram feeds people’s vanity a lot and many of us knowingly or unknowingly fall prey to that and start comparing ourselves with others and since the trend is to post about “happy moments” it results in more insecurities among people when they can’t find themselves “happy” enough or as much as another person that they are following. Especially the number of likes and views etc can get to you after a point. I’m a bit socially withdrawn so it hasn’t affected me as much. Also, yesss I love listening to the chirpung of sparrows in the evening or mornings… there’s a few kingfishers and warblers too where I live. It’s beautiful to be in the suburbs actually, feels like you get the best of both worlds, both urban facilities and a little of the natural peace too. 🖤

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  5. I’ve seen wonderful things on the internet, beautiful exciting things I would never have seen otherwise. I’ve met people all over the world, people I never would have met in my small town.

    I don’t want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. There are a lot of good things out there, too.

    I may give social media another try, at another time. RIght now, I’m just not able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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  6. I didn’t even give it that long. I’m with you bro 😜

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