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Whether you use Instagram for business or fun this documentary is an eye opener!
It seems appropriate to post this now as Instas new algorithm is causing upset amongst the community.
#followme is a new documentary film about Instagram released on Instagram. The 49-minute film aims to expose the “𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮,” diving into the “shocking” world beneath the surface of a photo-sharing social network that’s home to 1 billion active users.
Created by the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, the free-to-watch film was launched this month on Instagram TV but can also be watched as a vertical YouTube video. “Online visibility seems more important than ever; the more likes and followers, the higher your social status,” says filmmaker and journalist Nicolaas Veul, who we follow in the film. “𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙢𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙥. Along with this a completely new business model arose, with likes and followers as its currency. “I wanted to understand this new, lawless economy. What is real and what is fake? How do you beat the algorithms? 𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨? And how does this influence the average Instagram user?” _____
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