It’s okay to fake it - Instagram
Instagram, a name that I think the majority of the world’s population has heard at least once. It’s one of the world’s biggest social media platforms and is an app used for photo sharing, social networking, business and marketing. In the app people can follow others profiles, write comments, repost and like others posts. The app is a made for judgement, tribute and confirmation. It first came out in 2010 and has since then changed and developed a lot.
It started as a platform used for photo sharing only. Taking a picture that represents something ordinary in your life put an Instagram filter on and post on a weekly basis. But as the mobile phone cameras got better and the filters for editing got much greater, people where now starting to post professional photographs. Bright lights, delicious food, travel pictures and selfies. People that used to be no one started to get “instafamous” for posting the right pictures or having an interesting feed.
Your Instagram profile were now like a marketing page for you, you can kind of figure someone out by looking on their Instagram page.
In my surroundings today, in my generation it is more common to choose your restaurant meal depending on how good the Instagram picture of it will be, and having the needs to post beautiful pictures from your vacation or else it never happened. It’s all about your Instagram page. It kind of mediates a perfect life for every single person. This can be bad in a way that people get the wrong reality picture and doesn’t accept that every day is not perfect.
But I think this perfect life a lá Instagram can actually be something good. If someone wants to take 17 pictures of their meal, let them! You get it as a memory and the same time it’s worthier now when you have spent all that money on one meal. Because it is nice! Nice to have some appreciation and confirmation. You have done something fun, nice and worth sharing, why wouldn’t you share a picture like that?
It’s a good platform for people to not feel alone and feel appreciated. Even if Instagram pictures isn’t the whole picture of a happening it’s kind of nice dreaming away in those fantastic pictures that people spend so much time on photographing and editing. It kind of made up a new subconscious reason for everyone to do nice things on a daily basis, so you can post it on Instagram!
This is how my feed looked like 2012-2013. Very casual everyday pictures. Compared to how my feed looks year 2017.