In every tale of woe there is a hint of warning for anyone that reads between the lines and, in the case of one woman that chose to spend thousands of dollars chasing ephemeral social media fame, the lesson might be more than a little obvious to our readers.
Social media is amazing in how it has transformed everything from publishing to advertising to media broadcasting.
One aspect of the medium that has transfixed millions across the globe is a social media platform’s ability to elevate someone to star status – a lifestyle that only few could aspire to previously but which is now very democratized by the rise of ubiquitous and ever-present social media.
And while being Instagram famous may sound like a silly notion to some of us, to others it is a very real thing and a goal to which many aspire, perhaps indicating a shifting zeitgeist and generational gap more than anything between those who understand and those who simply shake their head.
Kehl is our staff photography news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing and you can get to know him better here