Admit it: the last time you posted a picture to Instagram, you tried at least three combinations of poses and camera angles. You then tried at least half of the filters in the app, and maybe even went over to something like VSCO Cam to try a few more.
The need we have to get the most likes, shares, retweets, and comments leads to people using Instagram like some gamers play World of Warcraft, boosting their characteristics to make the most impact with a single post. “The camera is above my face, I’m not doing that weird smirk thing, OK this picture should do pretty well,” we think to ourselves.
Last Spring, University of Michigan students Niko Natsis and Aaron Nussbaum noticed that some of their friends and siblings went so far as to send their pictures to each other on iMessage in order to give edits that would do better on social…
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