While Instagram is growing audiences by the minute, people are rebuilding relationships with a simple action of a double-tap on images of family and friends. An individual’s online presence in new media is today’s global condition of keeping relationships alive without having to make verbal conversations. It’s sort of disappointing to understand the existence of social media in our lives; from the customary to the state-of-the-art, we have emerged as the generation of popular yet insanely viral media age where everything we create, design, or give name to, becomes our own. Instagram is one such entity that has been created for innovation, for the people and primarily to share your images and videos to the world; but not it is more than just that. It is the best way to communicate with family and friends effortlessly.
Because my sister keeps liking my posts everyday, while she is seated right next to me. And those who I do not have a perpetual connection with, family and friends, keep liking my pictures all the time as an act of kind affection and the ‘buddy-buddy’ feeling, so that if when we ever bump into them, things don’t get a little awkward.
So, is interaction via Instagram a way to let your family and friends know that you still love them and acknowledge their presence but just don’t talk to them frequently?