HOW IT ALL STARTED
“Why Instagram Is Toxic“, We all know Instagram started on “6th October 2010” with just a photo-sharing platform. It became soo famous just because of the concept they introduced. Before this, no one has introduced such an amazing concept of social media platforms. People at that time never got too attached to Instagram instead they were attached to Facebook. Because Facebook was released in February 2004 before Instagram. Which made its place in the audience’s heart.
When Instagram was introduced in the social market many people were not aware of the Instagram app. Before the name “Instagram” the name of this app was “BURBN”. The name of photo-sharing apps changed to Instagram from Burbn on 12th October 2010. Because that was just like a startup. And at that time people were not very social and not aware of new introducing apps. Gradually Instagram worked on its UI, Algorithms, Software, and then gradually people were noticing this upcoming new app.
In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for 1$ billion. Which was the big step taken by the Facebook team. And everyone was thinking about what’s that step is. But after few months people started liking Instagram a lot and this is because of a whole new social media platform with a totally different UI and working system.
Gradually, people started creating accounts on Instagram. And still, there were many things to update on Instagram and for that Facebook started working on. Facebook linked itself with Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook analyzed the thinking of people and also analyzed what actually people want and what they are searching for and they started applying things on their photo-sharing app Instagram. When new updates were provided on Instagram people starting loving it. And soon Instagram added messaging feature that helps people to communicate and have chat with their friends, family, or social media members around the globe.
Like people use to chat with their friends over the internet through Facebook the same messaging feature was introduced by Instagram. Because Facebook analyzed what people are searching for and what they are loving. And it is also true that currently, Instagram has more active users than Facebook but the biggest thing is it doesn’t matter. Because Instagram is under Facebook only. So now you’ll ask why you’re saying that Instagram is Toxic, their reason behind this and I will prove that “Why Instagram Is Toxic”.
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HOW INSTAGRAM GOT REEL IDEA
So, Recently Tik-Tok got banned due to it was Chinese and there was a conflict between India and China due to which the Indian government decided to boycott all the apps that are introduced by china in India. In that list Tik-Tok was also included which created a big impact on the audience but why?. Tik-Tok went viral around the globe because no one ever thought of making short 15sec to 30sec of video and can become famous around the world. And Tik-Tok did that, It helped people to showcase their talent on a video-sharing platform which helps creators to show their skills and earn through that.
Tik-Tok was in trend, And big companies saw the growth of audience and creators on Tik-Tok which can help companies’ products to get advertise around the globe by just spending some money and sponsoring the product to creators. It worked as they thought. Brands, Creators, Companies everyone was able to get fame, money, and growth through Tik-Tok. Before this, the name of this video-sharing platform was Musical. Which is based on performing music, It can lip-sync, dance, acting (or) other activity.
After the ban of Tik-Tok in India Instagram got a chance to dominate it and also have more active users on it. So, Instagram launched a new Instagram feature which was “Instagram Reels”. The work on Instagram reels is creators, influencers and brands can create a short video where they can do some act, entertain the audience. Through which Instagram will have a more active user which will eventually help Instagram to grow and earn more.
So, What happened when Instagram launched Instagram reels. People started spending more time on Instagram due to Instagram reel. Through which Instagram got into profit and audience are in loss. I have seen many people who every time scrolls on Instagram to see new reels created by “Creators”. Ever thought what is the benefit of the audience when seeing and scrolling every time on Instagram. Let me tell you it just waste your time.
WHY IT IS TOXIC
“Why I Say That Only Scrolling Every time Is The Waste Of Time”, There’s are reasons behind why I say that. Ok so think what happens when we start watching one reel we move to another, another, and another. By doing this we don’t know how much time we spend on Instagram reels. And this is what Instagram wants you to do. This wastes our precious time in which we can literally earn a lot of money online but we can’t do that just because we are into the trap of scrolling every time on Instagram.
Creators who upload content earn money, grow their Instagram account with reels they upload, and the audience you view their reels. And what we do we just see the videos and scrolls every time and not doing anything for ourselves or for our futures. We are in the trap of opening and watching Instagram content every few minutes. In fact, the truth is we know that we are doing these things every time.
The biggest thing that makes Instagram toxic is how it sends messages all over the world and how people have too attached to it that people forgot what to do with their lives. You must have noticed that creators use to post good content or sharing their experiences. And what most people do they abuse. Through which many of the creators get into depression, anxiety and feel sad.
And what about the person who comments badly. Many people are using social just to criticize others and spreading negativity all around. If there are advantages of something there are also disadvantages of the same. Also, many people are fake on social media. People don’t show what they are going through, what they actually feel and do. People just show their flex life, luxury, and fame, etc. This is all the negativity, rumors are spread by social media soo fast that we couldn’t even imagine.
This is the real and bitter truth about not only Instagram but most of the social media platforms. I don’t just say social media is just toxic. There are many advantages of social media, It gave the opportunity to many creators who can showcase their talents and try out different things and earn through that. But Instagram became toxic for many people, they spend hours just scrolling feeds, reels and etc. Not giving just one minute to spend time with themselves or with the real world people.
If you are also struggling with the trap of Instagram or any social media platform take a break. And spend time with real-world people. Work on your personality, mindset, future, skills and etc.
I would say use social media there’s no problem but don’t allow social media to ruin your life and time also take all control over you.