Instagram & the Death of Fantasy

Jenna Wortham at

The introduction of video sharing on Instagram feels like the latest indicator of that disconnect. Video is imperfect. It’s a lot harder to craft a perfect video of your outdoor picnic, of waves crashing at the beach. It takes a lot more thought to turn the everyday quotidian into the spectacular, regardless of the dozen filters, editing effects and smoothing software that Instagram’s new video feature offers.

On our last podcast, I off-handedly mentioned that I think Instagram’s biggest video problem is that it’s much harder to craft an ‘artful’ video than a nice-looking photo. Jenna does of great job of eloquently exploring this idea in much more depth.

I agree with every word.