Instagram’s Change to an Algorithmic Timeline Could Adversely Affect Music Disproportionately

Instagram’s Change to an Algorithmic Timeline Could Adversely Affect Music Disproportionately

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How could a change with an image-based app hurt music? By taking away the ability of fans to connect with music experiences in real time.

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On Tuesday (3-15), Instagram announced that it would be fundamentally changing the way its users see images in their feeds in the coming days and weeks. Since the beginning of the image sharing app, Instagram has followed the intuitive model of showing users the most recent posts from the people they follow first, just like Twitter, and just like other social network sites such as MySpace and Facebook did in their early incarnations. But now Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will be slowly switching over…



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