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Instagram feed re-jig sparks backlash amongst some users

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 29, 2016 | 1 min read

Instagram users have reacted with disdain to moves to shake-up its news feed, prioritising so-called best posts above others in a dramatic shift away from a chronological display.

Despite assurances that all posts ‘will still be there. Just in a different order’ the move hasn’t been universally well received with some posting using the hashtags #turnmeon and #letsstaytogether to give voice to their displeasure.

At heart is the fear expressed by many that their vain selfies might be given a lower priority by Instagram’s software, hurting the number of ‘likes’ they can expect to accumulate.

This has inevitably drawn comparisons with the #RIPTwitter hashtag begun by mischievous users in the wake of algorithm changes announced earlier this year.

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