It may seem like pure fiction, but there was a time not all that long ago when we weren’t broadcasting every single thought and action to the entire world at all times.
When I was a kid I don’t think very many people even saw the potential for that becoming the norm. And yet, here we are. Joyous and eternally frustrated, just posting away on every platform we can get our thumbs on.
It’s all pretty strange if you step back from it and think for a minute, as, ironically, these tweets will attest.
10. Watching out
It’s half a joke but there’s real wisdom here.
Don’t lie to your audience, they’ll move on quick.
If your caption tells me to "watch 'til the end," and I watch 'til the end and nothing spectacular happens, I'll always remember how you betrayed my trust.
— Akilah Green (@akilahgreen) February 20, 2021
9. Food for thought
But are we 100% sure that’s not photoshop?
imagine wasting this much food for an ig post pic.twitter.com/1xPmDaAPV5
— non leg washer (@intrnetdaughter) January 10, 2021
8. Memo’s out
You gotta appear as though your entire life is a vacation, even when you literally can’t go anywhere.
Ok but who sent the memo to all the influencers to buy vintage gold leaf framed mirrors and take bikini shots in and around their house?
— alexandra nikolajev (@lexniko) May 11, 2020
7. Post ’em
We just need a little bit more order in this country, is that so much to ask?
Y’all: “Did Instagram take away likes?”
Me: “I am once again asking for IG posts to be shown in chronological order.” pic.twitter.com/wEllOjzfHE
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) March 3, 2021
6. Bless up
At this point is there even such a thing as embarrassment?
Above anything else, I’m just thankful 16 year old me wasn’t on the internet.
— Lisa Mila (@milamiarose) June 25, 2020
5. The following
I thought we had a great connection, girl whose name I can’t remember at all.
how dare the girl i spent one day with in berlin 2 years ago unfollow me on instagram
— hanna (@hannaemilyy) December 11, 2020
4. Part of the furniture
Yeah she’s super hot but also how much is that sofa?
I'm old enough where I'll look at a photo on Instagram and also notice the furniture that the influencer is posing on.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 3, 2021
3. Keep on truckin’
Girls on Instagram: pic.twitter.com/2ULlggXVxh
— Because I'm a Guy (@CauseWereGuys) April 4, 2021
2. Reliving the moment
“You’re all right, I am in fact a genius, thank you for noticing.”
me rereading my own post every time someone likes it. pic.twitter.com/QSC4fHtYCt
— o (@ntsheembo) January 3, 2021
1. True transparency
She’s gotta know sooner or later.
STOP blocking your mom on Instagram, let her see the hoe she raised
— Jacob Macarthur (@fMScoot) October 15, 2019
Reading all these thoughts about posts has left me with a lot of thoughts about posts. I should post about it.
Do you have any such thoughts?
Tell us in the comments.