Anyone else have a HUGE problem with IG culture and how @instagram itself empowers it? It's basically one big popularity contest. I don't have many followers so I notice when they drop. I've lost over 20 in the last week or so. I can only think of two reasons for this. One being, they were bots. The second: people like, comment and follow just to satisfy the algorithm and get more reach, not because they actually want to engage with you. I mean, it's fine if you don't like my work but don't be fake. If I follow you it's because I actually enjoy your content and want to see it.