This Instagram Account Will Shame You For Posting Basic Pics
The Instagram account @insta_repeat shames those of us who post copies of “unique” pictures we've seen online
Have you ever just had to take a picture at some famous location that you had already seen on Instagram? Sure you have, we all have – especially those of us who have traveled overseas either with family members or when studying abroad. We’re all guilty of doing it and the Instagram account @insta_repeat is out to call us all out for reposting the same “unique” picture we’ve already seen somewhere before.
The account, which was started by an anonymous female filmmaker came to fruition in June and already has over 170,000 followers. How is that for a viral idea? With that many followers, you can easily get paid serious cash to post pictures on the Internet full time. Below are some pictures you’ve probably already seen plastered all over the photo-sharing app – ranging from that guy standing on top of a camper staring into the Milky Way to someone in the wilderness holding a good morning cup of joe in front of a big lake.
The curator behind the app told BuzzFeed "As an Instagram user myself, I kept seeing what seemed like the same images over and over," when asked about her inspiration. She also said that "There were several images that I kept seeing so frequently and so similarly, the idea of putting them together just stuck in my mind."
She goes on to say that the satirical account just goes to show that popular content seems to breed homogeneity instead of uniqueness, similar to what you might see amongst teenagers in a high school. Jon-Michael Poff sums up the phenomenon quite nicely in a single tweet.
We’re not going to lie – a few of us here at The Sitch may or may not have taken similar photos featured on the account. Let us know what you think about these posts in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more Instagram trends and other entertaining reads.