@pea Thats a good point, but consider how popular instagram is. I'm sure people would subscribe to a major brand on a federated instance just like they would on instagram. Now the brands can control and own their own instance. I think the problems we solve will help pave the way for this.
@pea @dansup I don't think it's in poor taste. I think that's how it's supposed to work. It's much better to filter out 95% of posts than to create special properties on top of the standard... Also people on your platform will likely not follow people who post 95% text content, they will most likely either naturally follow other users of your platform, or those from Mastodon/Pleroma who post a lot of pictures that fit with your platform, so don't worry too much about that imo
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@dansup Could you please add an alternative text feature? It's one of the things I miss on Instagram. People usually add image descriptions in the captions but it isn't as effective as alt text.
I know it sounds counterintuitive to add this kind of feature but it would be nice for visually impaired folks that may stumble upon those posts.