“What’s left is a constantly mutating product that copies features from whatever popular service — Snapchat, TikTok, or whatever. It is all about marketing and selling substandard products and mediocre services by influencers with less depth than a sheet of paper.”
I use Instagram, mostly via the web where there aren't the ads, it's a cleaner interface, and there is absolutely no auto playing video. And when I go on the website, I'm usually searching for a hashtag related to a sewing or knitting pattern, to see what people have done when they've made it. I do glance at some of the photos in my feed, but that isn't my main use. If these folks posted somewhere else, like a blog, I'd subscribe in an instant. I do subscribe to several sewing and making blogs and I love them!!