external “Instagram Video and the Death of Fantasy”

— Jenna Wortham at NYTimes

[...] Instagram isn’t about reality – it’s about a well-crafted fantasy, a highlights reel of your life that shows off versions of yourself that you want to remember and put on display in a glass case for other people to admire and browse through. It’s why most of the photographs uploaded to Instagram are beautiful and entertaining slices of life and not the tedious time in-between of those moments [...]

Video, at least the amateurish footage I shot, is the antithesis of that fantasy.

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