'The Agony of Instagram' by Jenna Wortham in the New York Times

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"Instagram, which this year alone grew to 150 million users from 80 million users worldwide, became a social phenomenon in part because it allowed people to transform snapshots into magazine-worthy images and share them easily with friends. Thanks to the built-in filters, many of which imbue the photos with a kind of digital nostalgia by mimicking the look of old lenses and film stock, everyone looks a little younger, a bit prettier, more cover-worthy."

Read the full article here.