Several weeks ago, my Instagram account was hacked via an application that I downloaded to my iPad. In order to use this third-party application, you must enter your credentials into the app to begin using it. And that is exactly the reason why my account was hacked, the unscrupulous pieces of poop that build these applications use them to steal anything they can from innocent, unsuspecting folks like I was at the time.
Since then, I have not used any third-party application to find out who is following my account only to unfollow. Honestly, this is a shitty game that people play every day on Instagram which is why my account has always been private. I have since recovered the account, and it wasn’t easy to do either. You can safely say that I have plenty of skin in the Instagram game as I have nearly 9,000 posts.
That number was achieved over the last three years, there are other accounts that have far more than 9,000. I guess I’m sharing this stuff because I find it so disgusting that a needed tool for the platform is now unobtainable because of crooked assholes. And why Instagram itself does not offer a safe version of this tool is beyond me. Perhaps it’s because a few years ago, that evil Facebook purchased Instagram.
At that time, the ads began flooding into the service and have taken away some of the enjoyment that IG used to have before the ads began polluting the platform. Do you use Instagram? If you do, have you had similar experiences? I would love to find an application to track the stupid unfollowers that are actually safe to use!