cookies & instagram web browser data

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by RainbowSingularity, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    i noticed that when loading instagram it opens a template of a page of 1 person i followed above others that have posted things much sooner.
    my assumption is that there is some type of paid content service that instagram quietly sells to people so thier posts appear before everyone elses.(no harm no foul its a solid capitalist principal)

    what i did find odd is that once i had un-followed that person(out of curiosity to observe instagram post loading behaviour), it still loads thier latest post as a background shadow(web-page-shell?), then before it loads the actual data to the spaces it then changes to a different post of someone i AM now following.

    were i a suspicious person i would find this suspicious...
    i tend to err on the side of unbridled capitalism.

    any computer programmers care to offer some light on to this odd behaviour... is it maybe my browser loading the last page before it data matches from the destination server for new data ?
    surely the refresh page option should kick out that content ?
    is the frame work template for the page loaded as cookie content as page profile data ?

    if so, is it a bit dodgey ? could it allow lots of room for trojans.

    thoughts ?
     
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  3. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    i think it may just be an empty template for the page as a full options mode which then loads in and removes unused fields to fit the data being loaded.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Have you tried this experiment after clearing your browser cache? It may simply be your browser is out-of-date re: trying to anticipate what you are likely to view.
     
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  7. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    thanks you may be rite.
     

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