Is Instagram Reality?

Or, how our society became ocularcentric

Leo Cookman
6 min readMay 10, 2024

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Have you ever seen a post on social media that says something like “Instagram isn’t reality”? This is most commonly associated with influencers, who have large follower counts, accrued by displaying the “best version of themselves”, typically looking attractive in enviable locations. It’s an odd statement taken at face value. Of course Instagram isn’t…

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Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.