I am really uneasy about the amount of content that is now shared only or primarily on Instagram (and Twitter, to a lesser extent).
There is little to no accessibility, sharing outside of Instagram is severely limited, searching for content is impossible, there is no organized archive whatsoever, and, in the case of Stories, the content literally disappears a day later.
I see a lot of great ideas and art happening there, but it’s so ephemeral and inaccessible that I worry it’s getting lost.
I know concerns about walled gardens are nothing new, and that the idea that *all* content should be accessible to everyone and archived online forever is a reductive way of thinking about things.
But I think people are sharing things and seeing things on Instagram that they’d *like* to be able to find again more than a day later, but there is nothing that provides the same user base, content flexibility, immediacy/ephemerality, and re-post-ability that Instagram does.
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