Essay on How The Smart Phone App Twitter

1422 Words Jan 26th, 2016 null Page
Insta-dentity Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all examples of popular social media outlets, which are used daily by the individuals of today’s society. These social network applications have been fetishized by millions of people around the world. They are used to connect with people from the past, distant relatives as well as current friends and family. Users are able to share with their friends and or followers everything about themselves through their online profiles. Things like date of birth, hometown, schools they have attended, current workplace, different interests and favorite things are all things found on Facebook profiles alone. However, nowhere does it say that the information given by users has to be accurate. This being said, there are instances where people falsely advertise themselves by putting things online that are not one hundred percent true. Instagram in particular is an example of a social media tool that has been transformed into a platform for self-promotion and identity creation. This essay seeks to demonstrate how the smart phone app Instagram lends itself to an analysis of the role of identity within the context of contemporary global and postmodern culture. Kevin Systrom and his partner Mike Krieger teamed up to create an app that would change the way the world took and looked photographs. On October 6, 2010 the pair launched their IPhone app Instagram to the world. Systrom is the current CEO and responsible for the overall vision as…

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