Oh Instagram…how you frustrate us so with your Zuckerberg-ological point of view on the world. Or is that Zuckerberg-illogical? No, it’s definitely logical. And guess what? There is a science behind what you see on the platform clearly defined by Instagram statistics!
So defined, in fact, that you’re able to control what pictures appear in your feed! That’s an insane statement for an algorithm that’s caused even the most advanced Instagram user some level of dismay…frustration…agitation…and other negative emotions. But it’s true!
The above video encapsulates several Instagram statistics and findings over the course of a one-year study into human interaction on the platform. I recorded thousands of records to learn about what causes a person to follow an account back, whether retention measures work for accounts who stop following you, how fast followers unfollow you, and is it really possible to control your feed? Needless to say, I’m exhausted from all the record-keeping to eek out any Instagram statistics I could. But that effort was 100% worth it.
Watch the video above, and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your comments, questions, thoughts, and suggestions for additional research on Instagram or other social media and/or travel platforms! And if you have suggestions for more research, it sure would help if I had a volunteer data entry cleric. Hint, hint!
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