Two Cents on Maryam Lee

On my Facebook I said I wasn’t going to give any Islamic liberal/feminism thingy any attention. I’m not smart, and as long as I try to be “smart” I will always try to argue between who’s right from wrong, what’s correct and inaccurate,…when all I am is nothing. I really am trying to spread more love than hate.

Being only human, tho, of course there’s something that ticks me about the hijab society.

On the internet it’s ‘hot’ news right now where girl called Maryam Lee decided to remove her hijab and used one ulama’s view on hijab as her reason. Her name sounds familiar

Get The Views On All Of Your Instagram Stories

Update 13/2/2017: IG Stories Views is now back in chronology.

Do I need an introduction to tell you what Instagram Stories is? I bet you not. Pretty sure every millennial knows what it is. Or if you’re not a millennial but you’re reading this, I applaud you for somehow finding this blog to read, and for you I will summarise what IG Stories is.

It’s Instagram’s version of Snapchat. Snapchat is where people take videos or pictures of themselves or their surroundings for a few seconds and then upload it. Other people can view and reply. Oh what made Snapchat popular was the filters; you could swap faces with someone else or they can auto-goggly-eye you and put a flower tiara on your head. Or you can become a dog and a tongue comes out everytime you smile. I’ve watched Beauty Gurus wear the flower filter when they’re on their #nomakeup mode.

Instagram lacks that face-filter, though. But I am glad. Not into trendy things like that. Instagram is a bit cleaner and more user-friendly, I feel. Wasn’t a fan of it when it first came out, but I told myself I needed to understand it and ever since I had been hooked. I found out Indonesians call IG Stories SnapGram. Weird because they’re separate companies, but okay, whatever floats their boats.

Here are some things I’ve found on Instagram Stories, based on my own observations:
1.VIEW COUNT: if your view count on the second/middle last story is 10% of your total followers, you’re good. Never look at the first and the last number. Be concerned if your crush views your first but not your second (maybe he’s not interested in you). Instagram has this option for swiping right and they count as one view for you. When they swipe right totally, they move on to the next user on their carousel. Your avatar won’t appear glowing anymore. Swipe right is different from tap right. Tap right means next. The next story gets a view on a tap. It doesn’t from a swipe. If they click on their “back” button, your name will glow the next time they go back on Instagram.

If they click on swipe right, then the next time you upload will be counted as a new view for them. Meaning they will miss out on the middles but they will see what’s first for them. From there you can track where the engagement stops.

2. VIEW ORDER: the first person on your list is the one who cares about you the most. Well, um, the other word for it is “stalk”, but I’d rather say he or she cares about me 😉 Which means your name will appear glowing on his or her carousel at the top even when the person’s other followings have uploaded later. Or if you found that someone’s avatar is at the top of your feed no matter how long it had taken (or how long you’ve resist the temptation from clicking it), chances are your name will be at the top of the person’s list as well.