Lion of the Blogosphere

Why Instagram is important

When I wrote about Instagram on Friday, some comments said I should write about more important stuff.

Well I say that Instagram is pretty important A long time back I predicted that in the future, when most jobs are replaced by automation, people would be paid to play World of Warcraft. That was really a stand-in for people getting paid to do stuff they’d be doing anyway. Instagram didn’t even exist when I came up with the World of Warcraft idea.

We already do have the phenomenon of people making money from this stuff. You have people in China working as “gold farmers” in World of Warcraft, professional League of Legends players, people making a living livestreaming themselves playing videogames on Twitch. And of course, in social media, you have people making a living posting stuff on Instagram.

If Instagram becomes a more important source of future income than playing videogames, and women are much better at gaining engagement on Instagram then men, then the future is biased in favor of women.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 18, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Technology

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  1. Mate, you just don’t quit, do you? A certain part of the future, sure, just like there are fields of endeavor today and in the past where women have an advantage, but not the WHOLE future. Look, a 25 year old model and a 25 year old professor of art history talking, most people pay attention to the model. Fast forward 25 years and where is the model and where is the professor? Fast forward another 25 years…. Don’t make me laugh.

    But, yeah, in that sense Instagram is important, just don’t exaggerate it’s importance, OK?

    Yakov

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Even though I think that society is wildly gynocentric (biased in favor of women), I don’t have a problem with the fact that women have superior visual appeal to men. Any endeavor which entails visual appeal (e.g. modeling, figure skating, porn acting, beach volleyball, etc.) will be dominated by women. By contrast, any endeavor which entails strength, intelligence, creativity, pretty much anything other than visual appeal will be dominated by men.

    If the playing field is level, let girls have their instagram, it’s really no problem since men have the advantage in just about everything else.

    fortaleza84

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

    • Women also tend to have an advantage over men in dealing with small children.

      Ed

      March 18, 2018 at EST pm

    • I actually take comfort from this. In my lifetime I have seen society try to sexualize men. Compared to when I was growing up there is much more emphasis on men being muscular, having six pack abs etc. Probably more men are insecure about their appearance now than ever before. Yet despite all this most people really don’t care about men on a visual level.

      Instagram is proof of this. There is so much more interest in looking at pictures of women than men. Even women like to admire other women visually. There is not a large market for looking at men’s pictures outside the gay community. This is the natural order of things and I like it.

      Jay Fink

      March 19, 2018 at EST am

    • “I actually take comfort from this. In my lifetime I have seen society try to sexualize men. Compared to when I was growing up there is much more emphasis on men being muscular, having six pack abs etc”

      I think men have always been sexualized, it’s just that their sex appeal depended more on money and social status than looks.

      I think what’s changed is that casual sex has become a lot more popular. When choosing casual sex partners, women care a lot more about a man’s physical appearance than they would if they were looking for a husband. Also, a big woman shortage has developed over the last 20 years so things have gotten a lot more competitive among men. It’s funny because people think of looks being important among women, but in reality a thin woman under the age of 30 could show up at a night club wearing sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt and she will get plenty of attention. Whereas even a fit man would need to dress nicely to stand a chance if he’s not extremely good-looking.

      fortaleza84

      March 19, 2018 at EST am

  3. I don’t want to sign up to see representative samples. Can you post some so we can see what you’re talking about?

    Curle

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  4. “then the future is biased in favor of women”

    The future? The present is already biased in favor of women.

    destructure

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

    • Exactly. Women already have a higher standard of living and have everyone who is anyone convinced that theyre owed even more since society is so biased against them.

      Magnavox

      March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  5. Instagram is run by a man.

    None of this stuff is important.

    gothamette

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  6. But why do you assume Instagram is the end all and be all of things people will do in the future, you tube is male dominated by a huge margin.

    Hashed

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  7. I’m still waiting for the first MMO to incorporate a cryptocurrency. Imagine, you can make a living playing the game. Guild taxes would actually mean something. The hard core guys who used to play these games would spend 8-10 hours per day playing on top of a job. Lion, youtube censorship is destroying your idea of people making money by making youtube videos. A lot of niche stuff people like gets censored. You might hate white nationalism but it does make money.

    NotWesley

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

    • I am very curious of the de-monetization YouTube is engage in may be a violation of certain laws. See, Google and YouTube operate on a very strange interpretation of property rights, that usage of their platform means they own the content created. This would be like walking into a Walmart and granting permission to use your image just because you land on their security cameras.

      De-monetizing someone’s content while still using it on your platform should be treated as theft and the FTC should get involved. In fact. YouTube and Google should be forced to share revenue with the users.

      map

      March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  8. I’ve heard that woman also use Instagram to advertise their prostitution services.

    E. Rekshun

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  9. If the world keeps getting safer and softer, there won’t be be as much need for ambition and risk taking. Male dominated traits. Women need men in an unpredictable turbulent world. Not so much in a safe world.

    My advice for normal young men: Consider moving west or to Eastern Europe. Life is harder there and the women who live there prefer hardened men. Let the soyboys have the northeast.

    Sporked to death

    March 18, 2018 at EST pm

    • And steal women from Eastern European men? How does that help men as a group? It’s this kind of idiocy that has gotten men into their current pathetic state.

      Magnavox

      March 18, 2018 at EST pm

  10. By the way, there is an app that will “remove” makeup from the face in the picture. Could be useful if you are looking around for good genes to procreate with.

    My Two Cents

    March 19, 2018 at EST am

  11. In my group at work we just hired two new people to post on Instagram (well, social media in general) — both male.

    snorlaxwp

    March 19, 2018 at EST am


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