I is for Instagram.

| April 2, 2014

I read an article online that said that Instagram is basically a combination of all the most negative aspects of Facebook.  That being said, Instagram can also be seen as a way to display the art of life as it occurs.  Is Instagram a way of making experiences last through documentation?  My eleven year old cousin said that Instagram depresses him because “everyone looks like they’re having more fun than me.”  His statement got me thinking about the ways that people construct their images through social media and the relationship of this phenomenon to aesthetics.