You must be thinking of me as an amateur to challenge such a billion dollar franchise right after reading the title. But you won’t be thinking the same way after reading the reasons I have stated for it. If you don’t think that Instagram is useless then just read further.
Wasn’t Facebook enough for sharing photos? Then why this photo sharing shit has come into existence? I guess for attention seekers who upload and edit selfies to show themselves as the coolest creatures of the world. Many nerds who are not actually nerds but again some attention freaks think Instagram is good for SEO and driving traffic. Instagram is making billions of bucks every year just because of people who are wasting time on their app.
If you really expect to generate back-links from Instagram, just think once again. Just like Facebook you can put in your website links in the description of your photos, but wait! Who’s gonna click those links? Around 70% of Instagram user database is full of women and girls who only talk fashion and celeb culture. Which means they are not at all interested in clicking your links and visiting your website or blog unless you are posting images of women products. You will end up generating traffic to your Instagram profile while screwing up your actual motive of driving traffic to your website or blog. Even if they land on your website, believe me they are not the right kind of traffic unless you have an E-commerce store selling women stuff.
Is it a Social network at all?
I don’t know about your judgment, but in my opinion Instagram is not a social network at all. It is mostly in use by women for sharing their selfies and flaunting the stuff they have shopped. That means Instagram doesn’t create a social environment at all, rather it turns people into competition against one another.
Cutting off your Social Media Marketing effort
Back in the days Facebook and Twitter used to be the only social networks to drive traffic to websites. But sooner many players like Google+ and Tumblr entered the competition which are really good for driving traffic. But still majority of people abuse these two and still like Instagram which has nothing to do with driving traffic. You are seriously cutting off your Social Media Marketing effort if you are wasting time on Instagram. It costs something more than money, nothing else but your precious time.
Instagram is Evil
Well this is a pretty much old lesson most parents give to their children, especially young girls i.e. ‘Not to post photos on Social Networks’. Because internet is full of maniacs and lot of havoc has already been done due to social networks. Anybody with hands on to your photos may do brutal edits to it and you may find your photos dangling on inappropriate sites. Let me also notify you that Instagram is the most popular tool for such wicked people for finding photos and getting their shit done.
Instagram is annoying
Instagram has made it a culture to share ridiculously unimportant things. Most Instagram users share snaps of their eating and drinking stuff every time they visit a restaurant which I feel immensely annoying. Seriously who really cares about what you are eating or drinking at Starbucks?
Instagram helps to edit photos instantly and professionally. Which is why people are tempted to share their photos on Facebook. Many people connect Instagram and Facebook to submit every single selfie to Facebook timeline automatically. Every time I login to Facebook I see numerous notifications and when I view them, all I see is the dozens of selfies of my friends.
I had installed Instagram on my phone today and uninstalled it within 30 minutes. Why? Because I found no benefit of using it. If you value Instagram more than your time and privacy the you can definately go for it. But if you guys agree then let’s make this a new year resolution to #AvoidInstagram from 2016.
If you are an Instagram user and likes it then you may find this article offending. But whatever your views are, I just want to hear them. So share your opinion in the comments below.