If your morning routine usually starts with a quick scroll through Instagram pic porn you might soon begin to notice some changes to the photo sharing site.
On the 15th March Instagram announced to it’s users that they would be making some changes, starting with the way you view photos. Rather than the chronological order that pictures currently appear in, Instagram will instead show you only images they think you will be interested in.
In a statement released on their blog, Instagram say “"The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.
If your favourite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.”
So far, the response from users has been less than positive with many stating they would like the site to give users the option of having photos curated for them rather than it simply happening.
Many have said that similar changes made to Facebook have deterred them from using their account and prefer to see all of their friends content rather than just what the site thinks they might enjoy.
Concerns have also been raised about the impact on small business' who use the photo sharing site to promote their goods.
Instagram have said they are willing to listen to feedback from users, which is a good thing because online petitions are calling for the changes to be optional and are fast gaining support.
What do you think? Would you prefer a curated version of Instagram or is it fine the way it is?