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    The Atlantic | Kaitlyn Tiffany | 3/17/20 | 7 min
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    The Atlantic
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    • bartadamley
      Scout
      2 months ago

      I would be so curious to see what the uptick on the major players for social media has been.

      However, I worry in the long-term of the consequences of people continually posting every minute detail in their life... will we then realize how boring of lives we actually live? But maybe it will make Instagram a less appealing place to spend time on?

      Who knows. Social media is weird.

    • kellyalysia7 months ago

      I hope that our appreciation for the banal and lack of drive to impress “the masses” with stuff and things and experiences transcends the eventual passing of this crisis and isn’t (as i fear it might) replaced with a deluge of even more oneupmanship on the social medias

    • Florian7 months ago

      I read this because I’m not on Instagram and I was curious about the case the author makes. After reading it, I think I get it too now

    • kurpels8 months ago

      Post. Share. Be silly.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this week
      8 months ago

      Interesting. Containment also resurrected my Instagram from a half-year death, but there's no faces on there now. This article makes me reconsider!

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      8 months ago

      I LOVE this article because I love surprises. I wasn’t going to even read the piece because Instagram always seemed like a platform that was contrived and just plain bullshit. But how the “shelter in place” has changed the dynamic! Kaitlyn Tiffany did an amazing job of convincing me that, indeed, Instagram is now worth watching because it is more authentic and creative in its content. We get to see the “un- glamorized” view of the people, their dwellings and how they are spending their time in the wake of Covid-19. I don’t anticipate joining in because I have a body, mind and spirit that requires attention with exercise and meditation, a stack of books I’m delirious to read, a garden and property that is needing a spring cleaning, as well as my home, a kitchen that is always humming with blenders, choppers, the clang of pots and pans. I have a strong feeling that a lot of good will come of this if we pay deep attention to how we are responding and changing. I sorely miss the close physical contact with my family and friends. I’m learning to accept FaceTime and even to Zoom with my Reiki group so we can continue to intentionally pray for a world that is in desperate need of such healing energy. Thank you Readup community for all your interesting comments and articles. Although I can not see your faces, I feel connected to you all. And wish you health and peace as we traverse this crisis together.

      • vunderkind8 months ago

        I dunno how to say this, but I live for your comments, Pegeen!

        • Pegeen
          Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
          8 months ago

          You made my day! And you are as your name implies - wonderfully kind! I enjoy you as well, hence following you!

    • Plum8 months ago

      “I want to see you even if I didn’t really think so before.”Can’t say it better than this, it IS the sentence of 2020. I never post on Instagram but Now I will post the “outfit” I have been wearing every day. All black with my Cory Booker t shirt WE RISE. Love to you all!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      8 months ago

      The sentence of 2020:

      I want to see you, even if I didn’t really think so before.

      Such wild truth:

      There is no such thing as FOMO when we are all missing out on absolutely everything.

    • vunderkind8 months ago

      I've only recently started to read The Atlantic and their human-centered writing around the coronavirus makes me feel very warm, I'm not going to lie.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        8 months ago

        Thank god I just read this.