Dear Instagram,

We need to talk. I think it’s time we had a break.

It’s not me, it’s you.

You’ve changed, and I don’t think I can continue in this one-sided, overbearing, controlling relationship anymore.

What happened Instagram? What changed you? Things used to be so good between us.

Why can’t you see you torture me
You’re already thinking about someone else
When he comes home
You’ll be in his arms and I’ll be gone
But I know my day will come
I know someday I’ll be the only one
Descendents – Hope

You control who I can see. Thanks to the algorithm you forced upon me, you control who I see, when I see them, and where I see them. That’s if you let me see them at all.

These are my friends, friends you introduced me to, and now you’re doing all you can to drive a wedge between us. They probably wonder if I still care about them. I do. But you’re stopping me from seeing them so I can’t let them know.

You control who sees me. Thanks to the ShadowBan, you stop me from meeting new friends. You used to encourage me to meet new friends? But now you’re stopping me.

And because of your algorithm, you control where, when and even if, my friends get to see me.

Candy coated promise
And candy coated lies
I don’t know what you’ve been told
But we’ve heard it a million times
Down By Law – The King & I

And now there are the Ads, ads that you leave lying around for me to see. Telling me what music I should listen to. Telling me where I should visit. What I should watch. What I should eat. You’ve even told me I should think about buying new makeup. What are you trying to tell me?

I keep telling you that I don’t want to see them. I keep telling you they’re not relevant. But you won’t listen to me

Instagram: It's not me, it's you.

“It’s not me, it’s you.”

You haven’t listened to me in ages.

Algorithm, ShadowBan and adverts? Really? That’s not the Instagram I knew. It’s not the Instagram I feel in love with.

I think it’s time we had a break.

I need to know that I’m appreciated again.

We need to see other people. Actually, I’ve already started seeing someone else.

But you probably don’t care about that do you?

You stopped caring about me ages ago Instagram.

And I’m not the only one! Instagram, I love you but…, Life after Instagram… , Instagram, WFT?


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