Meanwhile, the lists of users who have looked at each of your Story cards mean that you now have data — rudimentary and inconclusive, but still, data!
— on who exactly is obsessing over you today, tomorrow and yesterday.“The theory is that whoever are your biggest stalkers on Instagram are at the top,” Ms.
Fisher said, referring to the lists of users who have looked at your Story. According to a spokesperson, the order is “based on a number of signals including people who recently viewed your story, accounts you interact with the most on Instagram, and more.”The mystery has spawned endless ideas about the ranking of handles.
In a thread on Reddit, users have documented experiments in which they altered various factors like how often they looked at a friend’s profile, or how often they liked photos on a profile, to see which ones had an effect on the order and which ones did not.
“One ‘like’ could be, ‘I randomly liked your stuff’” Mr. “Two is, ‘I like two of your photos.’ Three is, ‘I’m intentionally trying to get your attention.’ It’s the equivalent of eyeing someone in a bar.”“Commenting would be equivalent to walking up to someone and saying a very basic hello,” Mr. “The DMing is the official, ‘I’m here and I’m not playing around.’” Ms.
Not only does Instagram provide a visually driven collage of your life, it also offers a subtle way of expressing interest through likes and comments, and connecting in the form of a private chat.
Then it’s, ‘Ding, ding, ding.’”And though Instagram can offer more depth than an abbreviated Tinder or Bumble or Grindr profile, do not forget that it is still a curated highlight reel.
“I’ve had guys straight up refuse to believe that I’m me,” said Kris Kidd, 24, a writer and model in Los Angeles with more than 24,000 followers on Instagram.
“You, of course, have to wait a little bit to see if they like your photos back,” Mr. “It’s the same as if you’re looking at someone at the club and they’re not looking back.”Another factor to keep in mind in the era of Insta-fame is how many followers your romantic interest has.
“Anyone above 75,000 is probably not going to notice you if you like their stuff,” Mr. “If they like your stuff, that’s a different ball game because it means they went out of their way.