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.
“It’s basically a portfolio for your dating life,” said Halen Yau, 31, a public relations manager from Toronto.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.In cases like that, block the user and report them to Instagram.If you want your Dulcinea to know that you’re categorically interested, you will have to do more than check their Stories and post thirst traps.Some of them use Instagram for their businesses; some for sharing photos of their kids; and some for distributing memes about hungover mornings and overeating.
And then there are those who use Instagram as a supplemental match-making tool.So, if you want to gauge interest anytime soon, we recommend a tried-and-true thermometer: the thirst trap.“A thirst trap can be as simple as a selfie,” said Andrew Keller, 25, a creative strategist at Paper magazine.“I can put up a really cute selfie of me, and the caption can be, ‘Just ate a bag of Twizzlers, hate myself.’”“It’s like you’re throwing out a net into a sea of fish,” Mr. “Whenever I post a story, I kind of have an idea already of who will respond or what kind of response I will get.” If you are successful, the person you are targeting will be tempted to comment. Might even “slide into your DMs.” If so, you have pulled off your very own thirst trap.“Everyone has that one person in their mind that they want to see it,” Mr. Waiting for their response, he said, “can be torture in itself.”Once you have mastered the thirst trap, advance your skills by making use of the blocking tool.It would be really unhealthy to show all of ourselves on social media.”Adjust your expectations accordingly.Unfortunately, Instagram is not all romance and daisies.“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.