Was I the ONLY ONE who did not know that Instagram
is a PRODUCT of Facebook?!
Since its inception, I have been skeptical about FB. Initially, I tried it, and weird things happened, like stalking and other things… I found the whole experience to be entirely dissatisfying, complicated, and in my introverted way, parted from the social media herd.
(Even this blog post is out of step and time with current events by two weeks.)
I am posting about this in an attempt to work through my ambivalence about social media, and Instagram in particular.
What makes IG so addictive, I think, is the immediacy of www publishing.
Quick images and words have become a substitute for more thoughtful discourse.
Yes, I have learned from chefs, artists, enjoyed puppy and cat videos, beauty tips, and even connected with BodySoul friends there…
And while I admit it is fun, there is something inheritantly wrong with it.
My discomfort has to do with the fact that there really is no privacy.
And the monitoring of my behavior.
And everyone else’s.
Cambridge Analytics fell on its sword for FB.
Facebook is doing quite well, thank you!
Profits are up from last year from over 3 billion to 5 billion!
Billions of dollars.
IG is serving the new God Image: The Marketplace.
While I have clearly not worked through this in my own mind,
I would like to hear from you dear readers.
Your comments ARE welcome here.
Also, my best to @yanaherbalbeautyproducts.
Art Credit: The Posters of Scorsone and Drueding