"Pretty” stands in for what was once culture, and people flip flop through “cultures” at will. The whole system is a series of mimics mimicking mimics. Remember when you liked something because you wanted to, because it had meaning? Remember when you discovered something and unturned every stone and clue to learn more about it? The way we experience culture online has become like a game of telephone, a very fast paced game of telephone, an endless reblog making a mockery of every cultural aspect of life."
tamera ferro, etiquette//internet on her blog verhext.
read the whole thing! this really speaks volumes about my own apprehensions around the increasing shift towards image-based sharing platforms and what it does to content.