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People are Forming Instagram ‘Pods' to Try and Beat the Big Bad Algorithm

4 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

There's a new Instagram fad in town, and it promises to bring you more followers, likes, comments, and exposure for your work. No, we're not talking about botting-that's already on its way out. We're talking about exclusive groups called “pods.”
As anyone who has ever spent time on a photo sharing platform knows, bots, like-for-like, and comment spamming runs rampant. 500px was notorious for not cracking down hard enough, and Flickr certainly isn't immune, but it's Instagram who has been hardest hit over the last year or so.
As the community has grown to over 600 million monthly active...
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