Tentukan sendiri jalan cerita selanjutnya.

Tentukan sendiri jalan cerita selanjutnya.
SET YOURSELF THE NEXT STORY

Ads : 1 USD forever

This blog started to be written January 11, 2015.
Advertise your products and services here.
With 1 USD then your ad posted in the article forever.
1 USD per article forever.

A story with tens of thousands of articles.

A story with tens of thousands of articles.
life and death, blessing and cursing, from the main character in the hands of readers.

Campaign : Support my book "The ultimate guide to get life on earth as in heaven."

Campaign : Support my book "The ultimate guide to get life on earth as in heaven."
Campaign started October 17, 2015 (45 days)

Your contribution to my campaign

Monday, July 11, 2016

I quit Instagram


Need a professional writer? Fiction and non-fiction? contact richard.nata@yahoo.co.id

BERANDA    ABOUT US    ADS : 1 USD FOREVER     ASMARA    BIOGRAFI     BUKU     BUKU PINTAR 

CHRISTIAN FAITH     DISCLAIMER     DUNIA KERJA     ENTREPRENEURS     GO PUBLIC (IPO)     

KESEHATAN     LIST OF ALL ARTICLES     MARKETING     MY STARTUP     OTHERS     

TIP SUKSES DAN KAYA     TIPS BLOGGER     TIP SEO     CONTACT ME    PROFESSIONAL WRITER



I quit Instagram

 in ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOCIAL TOOL  8048 views  Flag
TL;DR for the TL;DR
The Instagram of today is like the Twitter of yesteryear. They seem to disregard any user or developer input and I won't stand for it.
TL;DR
I made an app to help users find the best Instagram hashtags. It was never approved by Instagram. I'd be content with a valid rejection, but as you'll come to learn, there was no valid case to reject it.
I'm open sourcing the code and quitting Instagram (as a user and 3rd party developer) out of principle. If I stayed, I'd be betraying open standards and the type of platform that web developers all over the world ought to be exposed to. If you don't care about my story, the code for this app is on github. Although I'd recommend against doing anything with IG.
I can see how this post could be construed as a tantrum because I didn't get what I wanted, but there's links in this article where I point out why this was the nail in the coffin, and not an isolated event. Anyway, here's my story:
ALHgFM4TyCmDMDbimsn3
Heartbreak
Earlier this year I had a wonderful idea. I was completely enveloped by the world of Instagram - not the app, but the local community the exists because of it. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. An amazing city with both urban scenery, beautiful purple suburbs, and wild Africa just a stone throw's out of the metropolis.
Every weekend I'd hook up with a handful of friends I had met through one of the Instagram meetups. Our passion for creativity was unbridled, our ideas were boundless, and our results were impressive. We called ourselves the magnificent 7.
One thing we were missing was a wider recognition. To achieve that we'd all need to up our follower count significantly. There's many ways to game growth, but I didn't want incremental growth. I didn't want to do the follow-unfollow, like every photo, comment on every photo charade. I didn't want to engage in any of those other cheap ploys that so many marketers do. I wanted to rock the cradle!
My idea, I thought, was ingenious. I was going to build a hashtag discovery machine! Half a year later, it's still not in production, and I've decided that it will never be. I'm quitting Instagram because the people that run it want me (and any sane developer) to.Their approach to everyone using their software is not dissimilar to how Twitter treated everyone a few years ago. It's like we never learn.
A game of Tags
I started drawing mock-ups and plans in February. My initial git commit was on the 23rd. I was excited!
Fast-forward to some time around June. I've long finished the beta version, played around with it myself, and had an alright looking application. My project, A game of Tags, was ready for the world. And with such a cool little name.
The idea was to provide Instagram users with an interface to quickly find the best hashtags relevant to any photo they'd like to post. Have a picture of your cat? Add 3 base hashtags and my site goes off and finds the best 30 hashtags for you. It actually finds waaaaay more, but the user is provided with the best 30.

The reason for this is because beautiful photography still needs distribution to get eyeballs and admiration. If you've used Instagram before, you'll know that using tags like #aov and #moodygrams gets you a ton more exposure than not using quality hashtags. That's just how the platform works.
A Sisyphean battle
I spent so many of my free evenings pouring love and energy into an application that I had hoped would serve myself and my magnificent friends. I also knew about Instagram's looming API policy change. I wasn't worried because this is a legitimate application.
I was, however, worried that it could all be for nothing. The risk was real because Instagram are totalitarian in their product approach. I've covered this twice before on my personal site. I'll admit that I put off clicking the submit button in the developer section of IG's site because I had to create a screencast. For what?! I don't know why but that thought had brought about trepidation every time I thought about it. Anyway, I eventually pandered to their silly process and made a short screencast and decided to use text captions instead of my own voice.
I had finally hit submit.
The wait
Oh my god the wait. Weeks went by. Excitement turned into dread. Every day I clicked the bookmark in my browser only to see a greyed out `go live` button. Not a squeak. It sucks that I, a solo developer, had to live in uncertainty. But how the hell are companies supposed to put up with this sort of un-professionalism?
Emails are basically free, yet Instagram refuse to use it to notify the people that spent their free time to try and raise the tide on their own platform. What the fuck?
The wait is over
This evening I clicked on the bookmark again. The same page lay before me, again. But I clicked on the permissions tab for some reason.
There it was.
A big red rejection sign.
My application was rejected because it doesn't qualify for one of their platform use cases. The suggestion was that I should build a sandbox application because this is a one-off use case type of application.
What?! No it fucking isn't.
I mean, I might be the stupid one here, but if thousands of people would want to search for tags every single time they upload an image, surely that's the antithesis of being a one-off use case. 
I must admit that in a desperate panic, I re-applied and wrote to IG telling them why they're wrong. But I stopped. I withdrew that application and deleted my client from their developer platform. I wasn't going to beg more.That's basically what it had turned into. Begging and kissing ass to be approved despite following every single one of their stupid API guidelines.
The useless sandbox
Speaking of which, if you haven't used Instagram's API, this is what you're missing out on. When you create a new client you only get access to a limited sandbox. I mean extremely limited. A handful of test users can be added, the API results are limited, and you won't get any results for objects you hadn't interacted with previously.
What I mean by this is... as part of my testing I would search for several categories of hashtags. But the total population of tags that I'd get back would have a ceiling. Only once in approved mode would I get more data. What kind of dumb ass system is that? I had to forge on assuming that the reason I was getting the same old limited tags each time was thanks to Instagram's sandbox.
Just open up Twitter or go to Stack Overflow to see what frustrated developers from around the world are saying. You'll see that frustration abounds.But it's not just us nerdy developers. 
A tirade against Instagram
I would write up all the reasons why I despise the way Instagram is run, but it would fall on deaf ears, as it always has before.
Thousands upon thousands of people threw up a massive backlash when the overlords decided to change the timeline from chronological to this need feed. IG never listened. There's so many examples of a company not caring.
If you want to you can read one of my previous tirades about some of the platform's shortcomings.

Forsaking guaranteed revenue

Yes, there was a monetization strategy to this project. There were a few.
A game of tags was supposed to be a platform around Instagram. Hashtags search was going to be one of the primary things, and my MVP. I was also hoping to build Nuzzle style newsletters that users could curate and send out to their less-engaged friends. On paper, I even designed a dope gamification strategy to keep retention high. It was a perfect fit for the name.
How was this fantasy money going to roll in? As mentioned above, anything more than a search a day would be a premium feature. I also had a git branch with filters. I was working on it while waiting for the API client to be approved. Premium filters would let users filter out spammy hashtags, create blacklists, and add min- and max-ranges for photo counts on each hashtag.
I was also playing around with making searches $0.99 each and filters $4.99 each - to really drive home the `game` in this game of tags idea. Something like in-app purchases, you know?
Gamification included things like getting credit-redeemable points for actions like profile completion (with persona forms to help me gauge who the users are), blogging about the app on external sites (although Matt Cutts may have been unhappy about this), and a few more. Even a Dropbox type referral system. I had a list of all of these hooks.
Oh but to dreamHardened entrepreneurs reading this, sneer those noses a little lower. I know that there's a difference between reality and the dreamworld that each of us have in our minds. But I doubt anyone can dispute the viability of an application like this, even if it never scaled past being a "lifestyle business".
SproutSocial, Pixlee, Quintly, these are all real businesses that make money on IG analytics. There was absolutely a workable product here.

So how did this application work?
As a user, you'd submit 3 base hashtags that the "search engine" would use to collect a bunch of related hashtags.
First, for each of the 3 tags, an API call is made to fetch the photo count for each tag. Subsequently a few API calls are done for the most recent media using those tags. The API call would then scrape all of the other tags used in those pictures. If someone is using another hashtag in the same photo as the one you're searching with, chances are that they're related.
Do this enough and you get yourself a nice corpus of hashtags to work from.
If you go digging through the code you'll find a time slot model. The initial idea was to provide the best hashtags for your 3 base tags, for this current hour of this current day of the week. 168 time slots (24 * 7) meant your results would be all the more applicable. I abandoned this approach but left the code in, in case I was going to use it down the line.
Lessons learned?I learned a few things. Firstly, that I was once again able to complete an entire product all by myself. You have no idea how good that feels. Not just to launch a blog or something, but a working thing. A working thing that your friends would bug you about for access. That's amazing.
I learned that building anything in a closed garden is stupid. I feel cheated for having wasted half my year on this project. I'm not sad that I did it, I'm just sad that it never saw the light of day. I put my heart into this when I could have spent that time building an interactive article generator that's been on the back-burner.
One of my lessons was not "fail fast". There is no failing fast on Instagram. You can only submit your client for review once it is production ready. So if you're building something significant, well good luck to you.
A note about my code
It's yours. For free. Do whatever you want with it. If you need help, feel free to @-mention me in an issue and I'll help you out so long as I don't have to give you any Instagram-specific instructions.
Last time I checked, the specs were working. I hope they're still green, or mostly green.
The importers are not paragons of great code, but you'll be able to follow them if you first map out the code on pen and paper. Also, I'd love to see how you'd approach this another way.
Please don't judge my JavaScript or my SCSS files, haha.
Dear Instagram
I love that your platform democratized photography. I love that I've made so many new friends using it. I also love that ReactJS comes from you. I love that I went from not knowing how to use a camera to being one of my favorite own photographers(If you want to see those pics you should click now because that account's being removed asap).
But fuck you Instagram.
I'm done with you, and with any other walled-off garden that treats its users and developers alike as if we owe you a favor. I'm done begging and pleading to help make YOUR site better. I'm even done covering up the fact that you can actually use up to 60 hashtags per posted image.
Money is cool. Fame is cool. Recognition is cool. Instagram's users are cool. But my principles are cooler (to me), and I'm cutting all ties.
Post Script
I apologize if any of this was a tad dramatic. I'm writing this in a state of fury having only just seen that my API client application had been rejected.
Although, if you think about it, have you ever seen a dialog in the IG app asking for a rating? I've never been asked to rate the app on the App store, nor have I ever been asked for my opinion. Maybe not as dramatic as it would first seem.


Love this Post? Spread the Word.



Need a professional writer? Fiction and non-fiction? contact richard.nata@yahoo.co.id

How to Whiten Your Skin Naturally - 100% Guarantee!

natural anti-aging shortcuts

the fat burning kitchen

Top secret fat loss


My STARTUP :

Let me introduce myself. My name is Richard Nata. I am an author, novelist, blogger and ghost writer. My articles, including short stories have been published in magazines and newspapers since 1994. I have written a lot of books, both fiction and non-fiction. So I was a professional in the field of writing, both fiction and non-fiction.

I was born in Jakarta, August 17, 1968.  

In 1988, at the age of 20 years, I started working as an accounting staff. Age 24 years has occupied the position of Finance Manager. Age 26 years as a General Manager.

In 1994, my articles published in magazines and tabloids.

In 1997, I wrote a book entitled "Buku Pintar Mencari Kerja". This book is reprinted as much as 8 times. Through the book, the authors successfully helped tens of thousands of people get jobs at once successful in their careers. They were also successful when moving to work in other places.

In 1998, I started investing in shares on Bursa Efek Indonesia (Indonesia stock exchange). As a result of investing in the stock market then I can provide consulting services for companies that want to go public in Indonesia stock exchange.

more information :
1. IPO KAN PERUSAHAAN ANDA DI BEI, TRIK TERCEPAT MENJADIKAN ANDA SEORANG KONGLOMERAT. brand, ideas, story, style, my life: IPO KAN PERUSAHAAN ANDA DI BEI, TRIK TERCEPAT MENJADIKAN ANDA SEORANG KONGLOMERAT.
2. JASA KONSULTAN GO PUBLIC ( IPO ) DI BURSA EFEK INDONESIA. 


BUKU PINTAR DAPAT KERJA GAJI TINGGI PINDAH KERJA GAJI SEMAKIN TINGGI made by retyping the book BEST SELLER of the author, entitled “Buku Pintar Mencari Kerja”. This ebook available on google play.

In 2015, I had the idea of a startup company where the readers can decide for themselves the next story. WASN'T THIS A GREAT IDEA? IF can be realized WILL BE WORTH billions USD. Because CAN PRODUCE FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS even tens of millions USD annually. 

In theory, in 10-20 years into the future, my startup income, amounting to hundreds of million USD annually can be obtained easily. AND IF FOLLOWED BY MANY COMPANIES IN THE WHOLE WORLD WILL THEN BE A NEW INDUSTRIAL worth trillions USD. 

To be honest. Currently I'm not having a lot of money. So I start marketing my startup with blogspot.

My STARTUP :


A story with millions of choices in it - looking investor like you.



Try to imagine this. When you're reading a story on the web or blog, you are given two choices. You can choose the next story based on your own choice. After selecting then you can continue reading the story. Shortly afterwards you will be presented back to the 2 other options. The next choice is up to you. Then you continue the story you are reading. After that you will be faced again with 2 choices. So onwards. The more stories you read so the more options you have taken.


If you feel curious then you can re-read the story by changing your selection. Then you will see a different story with the story that you have read previously. The question now is why is this so? Because the storyline will be varying according to your choice. 


I, as the author is planning to make tens of thousands of articles with millions of choices in it. With tens of thousands of articles then you like to see a show of your favorite series on TV for several years. The difference is while watching your favorite TV series, then you can not change the story. Meanwhile, if you read this story then you can alter the way the story according to your own choice.

You might say like this. Sounds like a book "choose your own adventure". Books I read when I was young.

Correctly. The idea is taken from there. But if you read through a book, the story is not so exciting. Due to the limited number of pages. When a child first you may already feel interesting. But if you re-read the book now then becomes no fun anymore because you don't get anything with the amount of 100-200 pages. 

Have you ever heard of game books?  When you were boy or girl, did you like reading game books? I think you've heard even happy to read it.

Gamebooks are sometimes informally called choose your own adventure books or CYOA which is also the name of the Choose Your Own Adventure series published byBantam BooksGamebook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gamebook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A gamebook is a work of fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making effective choices. The narrative branches along various paths through the use of numbered paragraphs or pages.
Lihat preview menurut Yahoo

Bantam Books with the Choose Your Own Adventure 

series has produced more than 250 million US 

dollars. While I offer you more powerful than the Choose 

Your Own Adventure. Because of what? Because the 

story that I made much more interesting than the stories 

created by the authors of Bantam Books. You will not get anything just to 100-200 pages. While the story that I created is made up of tens of thousands of articles with millions of choices in it.

For comparison are the books published with the theme "choose your own adventure" produces more than 250 million copies worldwide. If the average price of a book for 5 USD, the industry has produced more than 1.5 billion USD. But unfortunately this industry has been abandoned because the reader begins to feel bored. The last book was published entitled "The Gorillas of Uganda (prev." Search for the Mountain Gorillas ")". And this book was published in 2013.

Based on the above, then you are faced with two choices. Are you interested in reading my story is? Or you are not interested at all. The choice is in your hands.
If you are interested then spread widely disseminated this article to your family, friends, neighbors, and relatives. You can also distribute it on facebook, twitter, goggle +, or other social media that this article be viral in the world. By doing so it is a new entertainment industry has been created.

Its creator named Richard Nata.

The full articles that talks about this: 
  



WHY DO I NEED STARTUP FUNDS FROM INVESTORS? I NEED A LOT OF FUNDS FROM INVESTORS BECAUSE I HAVE TO LOOKING FOR EXPERT PROGRAMMERS(IT).BECAUSE THE DATA IS HANDLED IS VERY LARGE, IT MAY HAVE TO WEAR SOME PROGRAMMERS(IT).

I CAN NOT WEAR SOME FREELANCE PROGRAMMER BECAUSE THE DATA MUST BE MONITORED CONTINUOUSLY FROM VIRUSES, MALWARE, SPAM, AND OTHERS.

IN ADDITION FUNDS FROM INVESTORS IS ALSO USED TO BUY SERVERS WITH VERY LARGE CAPACITY. FUNDS ARE ALSO USED TO PAY EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND OPERATIONAL COSTS OF THE COMPANY.

FUNDS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR ADVERTISING AND OTHER MARKETING STRATEGIES.FUNDS CAN ALSO BE USED TO ADVERTISE MY STARTUP AND OTHER MARKETING STRATEGIES.

IF I GET A VERY LARGE FUND, THE PART OF THE FUNDS USED TO TRANSLATE THE STORY INTO VARIOUS LANGUAGES.With more and more languages, the more readers we get.
WITH MORE AND MORE READERS, THE MORE REVENUE WE GET. 

AS AN INVESTOR THEN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL ANXIOUS ABOUT YOUR FUNDS. BECAUSE YOUR FUNDS WILL NEVER BE LOST BECAUSE IN 3-5 YEARS YOU HAVE RETURNED THE FUNDS COUPLED WITH PROFIT.
THIS BUSINESS IS ONE AND THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD.

If we can make a good story, so that the readers will 

come again and again for further reading the story then 

our earnings will continue to grow and will never 

diminish. This is due to new readers who continued  to 

arrive, while long remained loyal readers become our 

customers.

So that the number of our readers will continue to 

multiply over time. With the increasing number of loyal 

readership then automatically the amount of income we 

will also grow larger every year. The same thing 

happened in yahoo, google, facebook, twitter, linkedin

and others when they still startup.

Deuteronomy {28:13} And the LORD shall make thee the 

head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and 

thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them: ]

Try to imagine this. If I give a very unique story. It was the first time in the world. But the world already know this story even liked it. Because the world love the game books. While the story that I made is the development of game books.
Do you Believe if I dare say if I will succeed because my story will be famous all over the world as Harry Potter?
I believe it. Not because I was the author of the story, but because of the story that I made is unique and the only one in the world. 
Income from my startup :
1. Ads. With millions of unique visitors, the price of the ads will be expensive.
2. Affiliate marketing. In addition to advertising, we are also able to put up some banner from affiliate marketing.
3. Contribution of the readers. If you have a million readers and every reader to pay one US dollar per year then you will get the income of one million US dollars per year. 
If you have a million readers and every reader to pay one US dollar per month then you will get as much revenue twelve million US dollars per year.
4. Books and Comics. After getting hundreds of thousands to the millions of readers of the story will be made in books and the form of a picture story (comics).
5. Movies. If we have a good story with millions of readers then quickly we will be offered to make a film based on the story.
6. Merchandise related to characters. After the movies there will be made an offer for the sale of goods related to the characters.
7. Sales. With millions of email that we have collected from our readers so we can sell anything to them.
    Each income (1-7) worth millions to tens of millions of US dollars. 
    Because each income (1-7) worth millions to tens of millions of US dollars. Then in 10-20 years into the future, AI will be earning hundreds of million USD annually.
So how long do you think my story that I made could gather a thousand readers? Ten thousand readers? One hundred thousand readers? A million readers? Five million readers? Ten million readers? More than ten million readers?
But to get all of it of course takes time, can not be instant. In addition, it takes hard work, big funds and placement of the right people in the right positions.
By advertising, viral marketing, strong marketing strategies and SEO then a million readers can be done in less than a year. Ten million readers can be done in two to three years.
This is the marketing strategy of my startup.
When hundreds of thousands or millions of readers already liked my story then they have to pay to enjoy the story that I made.
If you are a visionary then you will think like this.
With the help of my great name in the world of business, my expertise in marketing, advertising, marketing by mouth, viral marketing, then collecting a million readers to ten million readers will be easy to obtain. Is not that right?
The question now is what if people like my story as they like Harry Potter? You will get tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of email addresses from readers. With that much email, we can sell anything to the readers.
Since April 2013, Wikipedia has around 26 million articles in 285 languages are written by 39 million registered users and a variety of anonymous people who are not known from other parts of the world.  Web ranked by Alexa, Wikipedia is a famous website number 6 which has been visited by 12% of all Internet users with 80 million visitors every month and it is only from the calculation of America.

resource : http://www.tahupedia.com/content/show/136/Sejarah-dan-Asal-Mula-Wikipedia

If no Wikipedia then need hundreds of thousands to millions of books required to make 26 million articles in 285 languages into books.

With the Wikipedia then people started to leave to read a book or books to seek knowledge about a subject or many subjects.

The same thing will happen. Read a story in a book or books to be abandoned. Read a story with millions of choices on the web or blog is far more interesting than reading a book or books. 

So what happens next? In 10-20 years ahead then read a story in a book to be abandoned. Otherwise my startup will grow and continue to develop into a new entertainment industry.

New entertainment industry, where I was a forerunner startup will continue to evolve. 
Therefore, in 10-20 years into the future, my startup will be earning hundreds of million USD annually.

So do not delay. Invest your money immediately to my startup. Take A Look. There are so many advantages if you want to invest in my startup.
WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST YOUR MONEY RIGHT NOW? .
IF YOU INVEST YOUR FUNDS IN ONE, TWO OR THREE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE, YOU MAY BE TOO LATE.
BECAUSE IN 1-3 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE THEN I'VE GOT THE FUNDS. THE FUNDS CAN COME FROM SOME INVESTORS, LOANS FROM BANKS OR FROM ADVERTISEMENTS POSTED ON MY BLOG.

IF I'VE GOT A LARGE AMOUNT OF FUNDS THEN I'VE NO NEED OF YOUR FUNDS. SO INVEST NOW OR NOT AT ALL.

My BLOG started to be written January 11, 2015. TODAY, MAY 30, 2015, THE NUMBER OF CLICKS HAS REACHED 56,750. SO FAR SO GOOD.

If I get big funds from investors then with a quick story that I wrote will spread throughout the world.

So I got acceleration because I can put ads in a large variety of media such as Google AdWords, Facebook, and others. I also can perform a variety of other marketing strategies.
If I do not get funding from investors then my story would still spread throughout the world. But with a longer time, Slow but sure.

So either I get funding from investors or not, the story that I wrote will remain spread throughout the world. Ha ... 7x

So don't worry, be happy.

My advice to you is you should think whether the data that I have provided to you makes sense or not .
If my data reasonable then immediately invest your funds as soon as possible.

Then we discuss how we plan further cooperation.

Thank you.
Lord Jesus bless you.
Amen
P.S. The offer letter I gave also to the hedge funds and 

venture capital and other major companies 

in the entire 

world. So who is fast then he will get it.


P.P.S. In addition, there is one more thing I 

want to tell you. If a story can generate tens 

of millions of US dollars, then what if made 


many stories? Then why do not you make 2, 3 or many stories? You will get hundreds of million USD annually. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...