Ever wonder how Instagram’s biggest influencers build such a huge following in such a short time (you know, aside from the obvious buying of followers)?
Well, the secret may lie in Instagram hacking pods, that is, invite-only “underground” group chats of Instagrammers (otherwise known as the “Instagram Illuminati”) with huge followings who share their tips and tricks on how to grow their followings, including special hacks (that only last a week or two).
Some argue these methods are smart and are similar to search engine optimization, something that, in the past, was frowned upon. Others feel it’s cheating the system.
You can read all about it in my (first-ever!!!) big print feature in FASHION‘s May 2017 issue or online here.