Beginning of this year, wondering about the massive use of Bots on Instagram, I started searching for some information.
I discovered that I could program one of those Instagram Bots on my Raspberry Pi, quite easily.
After 30 Minutes it was running and liking all those specified Hashtags which I wrote on the config file.
#Techno #berghain #Rave #TechnoRave #BerghainTechno……
The funny detail is that you can also “ban” which Hashtags you don’t want to like, like #EDM or #TomorrowLand (yes, there are Instagram Posts with #berghain and #TomorrowLand together).
After a few months of having it running 24/7, my Instagram account grew from 600 Followers to close to 1500, without spending a fucking cent.
I found it a funny way of boycotting Instagram, throwing more shit on that already rooted social network.
I never thought using that bot for getting Gigs or to reach people, but it happened.
One day I got an email from a Mode brand asking me for djing in one of their parties. I had never heard about them before. I started investigating who they were and how the fuck did they found me. Curiously, this brand was one of those which almost all Instagram addicted teenies know about. They run “Berghain-like” parties but for hetero people, using an event on the Berghain Cantine like promotion. Because this reason it made me write them three times back asking if they were sure who I was and what I play.
They insisted and I accepted.
This was the main reason for deleting my Instagram account. I did not want to be a part of that.
A lot of people are using this kind of cheats to scam people on social media and became famous, which was never my intention. So be careful about those like, comment and follow you because it could be done by a programmed Bot.
I’m still using the bot for two non-artist Instagram accounts. You can find the Bot here,
(there are for sure a lot of new ones…)
Maybe someday the 50% of the Instagram users will be Bots, and when people realize about it… maybe they stop wasting their time with such a shit.
It is and will be my Instagram boycott.
I’m also thankful to this Bot because I learnt a little of Python programming language. Even fixing some Bugs 😅
I have nothing against that Mode Brand and the party was much better than I expected and they were really serious and professional people. They were also really happy with my Dj Set. I’m trying to get the Photos of the party writing them for 6 months via Email. No reply yet. Maybe I have to create an Instagram account and contact them over there. Or maybe I’ll never receive the Photos 🙃
And don’t forget to be aware of the social media scam 😉
It is hard (or impossible) to be a Dj without being on the social media licking asses and without doing drugs weekend after weekend with bookers or booker friends. But this is what I am.