A study done over a period of seven days revealed that there are 258 selfies taken per 100,000 people in Makati alone. So you can just imagine how many more are posting OOTDs, flatlays, or foodstagrams in the other 7,106 islands across the archipelago.
If you’re either one of these selfie takers, or a giver of love via IG hearts, then you’ve probably noticed that it has been getting harder to get your grams, comments, and even likes, published. We called two of the country’s top telecom providers and asked why one second you’re sure you liked a photo and the next it’s gone—all while every other app is still smooth sailing.
We got two different answers.
Offender A: Instagram
It's probably the app so the data provider suggested that we delete and reinstall to check. We did, but after a day or two, like-unlike was back like a zit that refuses to go away. Not the answer we were looking for, although it kinda made sense. If the culprit is really Instagram, it would probably be because in the Philippines alone, the app would be an overworked machine that would have exploded already if not for the powers of technology .
Offender B: Poor signal
What a shocker...not! We were guessing it was because of data to begin with anyway. The fact is that there will always be places where supply in signal is either poor or the ratio of the folks is greater than the area's data bandwidth. Both telecom networks did pinky promise though, that they are pushing their efforts to bring us the best service they can provide.
If you ask us, it all boils down to plain old data trouble. Nothing new. But for now, our advice is loads of patience—both in waiting for your crush to notice you did like his photo, as well as for these telecom big shots to deliver and surpass our millenial expectations.
What do you think is the real culprit? Let us know in the comments!