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Insta Repeat: Your Instagram Account Is NOT Unique – Resource by Alexandra Niki (Resource)

An Instagram account called @insta_repeat recently surfaced showcasing collages of images from different photographers that are nearly identical. With so much content flowing through the veins of the internet and social media, repetition seems to have programmed most people to create what they already know is visually appealing. In short, there seems to be a lot of copycatting, whether intentional or subconscious. Here are some of our theories behind this unfortunate deterioration of unique image creation.

Ok. So maybe my Instagram images aren’t so special. Except, maybe they are.

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Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett (the Guardian)

You might think social media would diversify the range of images we see, yet the most popular users operate according to a strict schema that takes full advantage of the relevant algorithms (creative, fascinating accounts are still there, but said algorithms make them harder to find). And it’s not just travel – it’s interiors, fashion, weddings, food, children. Social media encourages the memeification of human experience. Instead of diversity we see homogeneity. It’s extremely boring.

The Guardian’s Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett thinks Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel.

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