Not Even Jesus Christ dared too much. The Holy Bible awards the Creation of everything to God the Father and Almighty Creator alone, while Jesus is called a master Worker and mere servant of God. Instagram did more, even though we are not sure did well in doing it. After its creation by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger that launched it in October 2010, Instagram has been accounted for the creation of unique cliché and stereotype we could certainly live without.
Whether it’s the wannabe gangster posing the junkie taking topless photos of himself in the mirror or the slightly “emo” disturbed teen taking selfies of himself staring off wistfully into the sunset, writing deep August Young quoteslike: “how can our eyes be real if mirrors aren’t real”. These clichés were created by Instagram, and still prolifere and grow as the days go by. Teenagers are rushing to post pictures of their new cars bought with their mothers’ credit cards; the multi-colored dishes from all over the world in the thousands eaten and photographed by the same slim girl, the envy and question of everyone one on the network. Everyone is longing for acceptance and to represent themselves with an imposing image.
The series of new haircut among which make their entry “the moustache boys”, per instance, has entire reference hashtags on Instagram;
The Picture addict, ranging from a shot of himself in the toilet, and one after 5 seconds preparing food (did he make sure to clean his hands?); The “I know everybody” boy, pictured always along a “great crowd of people that no one was able to number” ( to make the quotation sacred), in the midst of parties, even multiple ones during the same night, and in the fake company (fake because the picture is either fake or edited) of famous people. The list could still goes on and on, but the discovery and laughters are better left to Instagram’s regular users. Yes what Kind of Instagram would we ever have without such things! Did Instagram even create anything revolutionizing? Surely not.
While Instagram did participate in the uprising of these stereotypes, it is undeniable to say that they existed before its very creation, like on Facebook or on Myspace. Instagram is like the garden of the social butterfly that is man, with few censorships and limiations. There’s space for everyone in this world and Instagram is there to prove it. Has Instagram dared more than Christ? Well not really, but it sure did popularize young generations of teenagers in despair search for affection and acceptance!