What few seem to understand about this ongoing Instagram conversation is that from around 1890, when Kodak introduced photography to the masses, vernacular photography has always been that curious mix of wonderful moments mixed with what others might regard as 'dross', rubbish, visual flotsam….
Instagram is just the latest iteration of what used to be 'let's try and stay awake and interested as John and Sally show us a 2hr slideshow of their holiday snaps whilst they feed us finger-food they've discovered in the latest edition of Good Housekeeping magazine'.
At least now I can choose not to look at such photographs, click away and find something more interesting. And I don't have to endure the prawn-flavoured Primula cheese squeezed onto limp Ritz biscuits.
The only thing that is 'new' about this phenomenon is the global reach of the 'boring slideshow round at John and Sally's house'.
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