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(Slate)   Why Instagram is making you hate yourself even more than you already do   ( slate.com) divider line
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6175 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jul 2013 at 11:17 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-24 10:18:52 AM  
Run your self-hatred through the sepia and Polaroid effects filters enough times and even it will look fabulous.
 
2013-07-24 10:26:07 AM  
I have way more problems than Instagram. Did you know my neighbor just installed Zoysia grass? Full sod too. Do you realize what that's going to cost me so my lawn now looks better than his in mid-summer? DO YOU? F*cking asshole one-upping me.

That's it, I'm installing Zoysia AND buying an Audi. Who'll look like a f*cking loser now? Huh?
 
2013-07-24 11:18:16 AM  
What's Instagram?
 
2013-07-24 11:20:03 AM  
Because social media is really a reflection of one's own self and most people are unaware of how pathetic their lives really are until they see it projected back at them via a computer screen?
 
2013-07-24 11:20:04 AM  

Carn: What's Instagram?


How much hipsters weigh
 
2013-07-24 11:20:14 AM  
No, I grew into adulthood before I started using Instagram. And I don't really feel the need to be jealous of my teen cousin's 10 bajillion selfies. I already know what she looks like and that she enjoys dressing like a hick.
 
2013-07-24 11:26:26 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: No, I grew into adulthood before I started using Instagram. And I don't really feel the need to be jealous of my teen cousin's 10 bajillion selfies. I already know what she looks like and that she enjoys dressing like a hick.


She gives hot duck-face.
 
2013-07-24 11:28:01 AM  
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2013-07-24 11:33:40 AM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The My Little Pony Killer: No, I grew into adulthood before I started using Instagram. And I don't really feel the need to be jealous of my teen cousin's 10 bajillion selfies. I already know what she looks like and that she enjoys dressing like a hick.

She gives hot duck-face.


No, she can't even duck-face all that well.

/which is why her feed remains amusing to me
 
2013-07-24 11:42:01 AM  
Instagram and facebook don't make me hate myself. They make me hate everyone else.
 
2013-07-24 11:43:22 AM  
My 17 yo cousin is Ms. Duckface on instagram. One of the comments I read was "you look good. Like a thousand a night good". The wife had to stop me from texting her father, a cop, with an update on her.
 
2013-07-24 11:44:09 AM  
I thought Instagram was for pictures of your food. I'm not jealous of anyone's lunch.... I'm enjoying a tomato sammich.

Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)
 
2013-07-24 11:48:47 AM  

QueenMamaBee: I thought Instagram was for pictures of your food. I'm not jealous of anyone's lunch.... I'm enjoying a tomato sammich.

Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)


Well, now I'm jealous of your lunch.
 
2013-07-24 11:49:43 AM  

stevetherobot: QueenMamaBee: I thought Instagram was for pictures of your food. I'm not jealous of anyone's lunch.... I'm enjoying a tomato sammich.

Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)

Well, now I'm jealous of your lunch.


You should be. Garden fresh tomato.... it's pure heaven.
 
2013-07-24 11:57:30 AM  
I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.
 
2013-07-24 12:02:17 PM  

Egoy3k: I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.




Top 8 Facebook User Types
 
2013-07-24 12:07:38 PM  

pxlboy: Egoy3k: I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.

Top 8 Facebook User Types


I qualify as the Activist (and maybe a little Quipper)...and seriously I don't care if it makes people upset as long as some people occasionally get some sort of information out of it - like how my state is trying to dismantle every good program they've had for the past 20 years.

/wife is the Proud Mommy
 
2013-07-24 12:11:10 PM  

pxlboy: Egoy3k: I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.

Top 8 Facebook User Types


Activist/Proud Mom.... although I will say I've never posted info about Lil Bee's bowel movements... except the time excessive blueberry ingestion turned it blue.

My activism mostly serves to piss off my step-family since they're backwoods, redneck, Bible-belt conservatives. I've gotten two of them to de-friend me so far.
 
2013-07-24 12:12:33 PM  

QueenMamaBee: stevetherobot: QueenMamaBee: I thought Instagram was for pictures of your food. I'm not jealous of anyone's lunch.... I'm enjoying a tomato sammich.

Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)

Well, now I'm jealous of your lunch.

You should be. Garden fresh tomato.... it's pure heaven.


SIE*?
EIP

*Sammich In Email
 
2013-07-24 12:19:56 PM  

Por que tan serioso: My 17 yo cousin is Ms. Duckface on instagram. One of the comments I read was "you look good. Like a thousand a night good". The wife had to stop me from texting her father, a cop, with an update on her.


Who do you think gave her the estimate?
 
2013-07-24 12:21:37 PM  

Por que tan serioso: My 17 yo cousin is Ms. Duckface on instagram. One of the comments I read was "you look good. Like a thousand a night good". The wife had to stop me from texting her father, a cop, with an update on her.


Post pics or GFTO.

/I'll just go have a seat over there
 
2013-07-24 12:56:56 PM  

QueenMamaBee: pxlboy: Egoy3k: I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.

Top 8 Facebook User Types

Activist/Proud Mom.... although I will say I've never posted info about Lil Bee's bowel movements... except the time excessive blueberry ingestion turned it blue.

My activism mostly serves to piss off my step-family since they're backwoods, redneck, Bible-belt conservatives. I've gotten two of them to de-friend me so far.


A childhood friend of mine de-friended me for similar reasons. Growing up, he always had his nose in a book and dreamed of being an engineer.

Somewhere along the line that all changed, but I don't know when. Being a single dad at 18 or so didn't help, either.
 
2013-07-24 01:05:50 PM  
Good.

Most people who "post" (or whatever) on Instagram appear to love themselves a little too much as it is.
 
2013-07-24 01:15:07 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The My Little Pony Killer: No, I grew into adulthood before I started using Instagram. And I don't really feel the need to be jealous of my teen cousin's 10 bajillion selfies. I already know what she looks like and that she enjoys dressing like a hick.

She gives hot duck-face.

No, she can't even duck-face all that well.

/which is why her feed remains amusing to me


It is troubling that you seem to obsess over your teen cousin's pictures,
Thankfully, it is your trouble and not mine. What ho!
 
2013-07-24 01:34:42 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)


I think that's exactly the kind of picture that makes people depressed. Not individual shots, but page after page of families having a good time, seemingly with their act together.

What they don't realize was that just because the picture looks good doesn't mean everything is perfect. One of my best family photos was taken in the shocked silence after I threatened to throttle my kid who wouldn't hold still. It wasn't a happy moment at the time, but you can't tell from the photo.
 
2013-07-24 01:43:11 PM  

Krieghund: QueenMamaBee: Most of my Instagram pics are taken at car shows, usually of Lil Bee cheezin in front of the GTO. Hard to be jealous of me either :)

I think that's exactly the kind of picture that makes people depressed. Not individual shots, but page after page of families having a good time, seemingly with their act together.

What they don't realize was that just because the picture looks good doesn't mean everything is perfect. One of my best family photos was taken in the shocked silence after I threatened to throttle my kid who wouldn't hold still. It wasn't a happy moment at the time, but you can't tell from the photo.


True. That's usually how I get Lil Bee to behave... break out the camera. That child loves having his picture taken, and he likes taking pics of people/things too. That's probably why I've never been jealous of my friends and their lovely family pics, because I know how their kids usually act.
 
2013-07-24 01:50:50 PM  
I just looked at my Instagram and I realize I'm way too cynical and/or need better friends. I have a pic of my cousin's lunch (peach and pistachio yogurt? eww), selfie of another friend, selfies of a girl who went on a beach vacation while her uncle was in hospice dying of cancer, another cousin looking like a whore, cute pics of a kid's birthday party, and some funny coffee mugs that another friend found.
 
2013-07-24 02:05:59 PM  

pxlboy: QueenMamaBee: pxlboy: Egoy3k: I'm usually immune to this sort of thing but I gotta say that whenever that guy I went to school with posts pictures on facebook from his adventures on the international kite surfing circuit (yes it's a real thing apparently) I get a little depressed.

Top 8 Facebook User Types

Activist/Proud Mom.... although I will say I've never posted info about Lil Bee's bowel movements... except the time excessive blueberry ingestion turned it blue.

My activism mostly serves to piss off my step-family since they're backwoods, redneck, Bible-belt conservatives. I've gotten two of them to de-friend me so far.

A childhood friend of mine de-friended me for similar reasons. Growing up, he always had his nose in a book and dreamed of being an engineer.

Somewhere along the line that all changed, but I don't know when. Being a single dad at 18 or so didn't help, either.


I'm a cross between Activist and Traveler, the former that got me defriended by my tea party relatives. Who knew that posting an article and asking WTF is wrong with Lake Wales, FL that they elected a grand dragon to the city council would be controversial?
 
2013-07-24 04:15:30 PM  
Years ago, people complained that cell phone pictures looked like crap. Now that there are actually decent cameras in phones, I find it curious that people embrace an app that makes their pictures look like crap.
 
2013-07-24 05:15:51 PM  
 
2013-07-24 06:53:40 PM  

QueenMamaBee: I thought Instagram was for pictures of your food.


I thought that was Pinterest.  Either way, I've got a box from an old tube computer monitor full of old family Polaroids and other assorted pictures from the family tree.  I really don't need to go to a website to make pictures look like that for me.
 
2013-07-24 08:24:11 PM  
Whatever, I follow Chris Jericho. That's instantly awesome
 
2013-07-25 03:23:26 AM  
I do not Tweet nor do I Instogram.  FARK is enough for me.
 
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