Blog: Another Social Media Departure

Au revoir, Instagram

I’ve never had any particular fear of social media. It has served a purpose and I’ve had a good time over the years on many platforms. I surprised myself, however, when I decided to get myself off of Instagram this week. It was a long time coming I suppose. A number of things have changed since I joined the service in 2013.

Essentially, I found that engagement has bottomed out and like so many social media platforms, it has become more of a personal broadcast and advertising service. Communication is, in other words, mostly one way. With the rapid adoption of the Snapchat-like Stories, what did remain has mostly been taken into private conversation. With all that, I decided that it wasn’t for me anymore.

I still take plenty of pictures though. They’re up at pics.historynerd.ca, which can also be found in this site’s navigation menu above.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the photos link! You’re work here has always inspired and informed me and lead to a deep interest in the areare history. When reading the news can be depressing, your posts are great to read with coffee over breakfast! Thanks again.

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