Popular images are by the same users

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  • Updated 9 years ago
The popular images are by the same users over and over again. There's no way to find new photographers until they get more followers, and they're not going to get more followers unless they get onto the popular images grid.
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Stephen Barnecut

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Posted 9 years ago

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Josh Riedel

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Official Response
Hey there, we're working on ways to make new users and their photos more discoverable. Thanks for your input.
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Kerewin

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I'd love to see a new users grid view (just like popular). I also like the idea someone else contributed to break down the popular into day / week / month based on likes for the new user grid.
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Kerewin

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OK one last comment. I think the popular page would be great if it could calculate the ratio of LIKES : FOLLOWERS
That would be a true test of popularity of that image

Thanks for listening!
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Ana Cristina

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That's a great idea!
They can also take into consideration how many of those likes come from your followers and how many from people who are not following you.
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Алекс Королёв

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I had 100 likes in first 30 minutes after posting and in the next 3 hours I NEVER, NOT EVEN 1 TIME saw it in popular. Instead u just keep rotating the same stuff. Well done IG Team, thanks for making me feel bitter on my 100th post and my favourite photo
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Mizz_Kea

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Something definitely needs to be done about the "Popular" page. Now it seems to be a lot of teens/pre teens taking self portraits. 99% of them are not artistic or even clear! Fix this!! I'm tired of seeing the same girls face (and cleavage) 10 times a day!
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Ana Cristina

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I use Instagram almost since it's launch, I never made it to popular and I do get likes & comments on my photos. I do however find photos on the popular page that have like 5 likes and are really not that great. I'm not saying that my pics are art :)), but I would expect to find on the popular page photos that are beautiful, special, funny, unique... and it's not really happening now. So I suggest they move the "solved" tag from this post, because apparently it's not.
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itooktwo

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Hmm I agree, I am a relative newbie to the whole thing (only 2 days) and I find it to be a wholly enjoyable app.
But I would love people to come along on my photo journey with me, share feedback and make the whole thing more of a discovery of interesting photographers.
I am finding that there are some people with 1000's of followers and I'm wondering how the heck they got them (without posting a pile of facebook style big eye posing pics) It does seem very difficult for people to 'find' you on there.
anyway some improvements to make it more new user friendly would be much appreciated, or at least some how make it so that its not just the same people in popular all the time, we would like to see variety!

I am 'itooktwo' if anybody would like to come and find me and my photos, I would love to see everyone's photos too :)