social media: instagram mosaic
So… that’s new. I’m used to getting random favorites and followers on instagram and most of them being “buy followers!” accounts, but this is a new tactic. At least it’s new to me.
It’s definitely impressive and is banking on the fact that even though you know it’s just a random instagram follower who glommed onto one of your hashtags or is just trying to boost their own profile, you’ll still click on it just to see if it’s someone who is 1: real, 2: cool and most importantly 3: cute.1
One of the drawbacks of instagram is still that it’s really bad with links and driving traffic anywhere else. It’s a very insulated social network. Everything is about keeping users there without any opportunity to click out. So while this is a cool idea, it still didn’t encourage me to click what I assume is an affiliate link.
Unfortunately I don’t really play those types of games nor do I own an Android phone… still, I give them credit for a nice try! Until instagram allows better links on photos, what else are passive income seekers (and a few spammer/scammer types) supposed to do? 🙄
This would be a really impressive thing to do if you had just started a new instagram account for an upcoming event or business, but I can’t see it being more than a one-shot deal. Once your photos are in someone else’s stream, this isn’t likely to make a whole lot of sense to your followers and the novelty will definitely wear off. Unless you do a proper photo-mosaic and each image can stand on its own. Now that might be cool!
And now I have ideas…
1 Many of us know the pain of creeping through a hottie’s instagram archive and trying really hard not to double-tap on too many of them.