Social media and the authentically-curated content

Social media and the authentically-curated content

June 22,2022

At 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, Alexander Mutammara, 23, received his daily BeReal notification. He just got home from a dentist appointment and was heating some Whole Foods pea and potato samosas. Off work, Mutammara wanted to eat a quick snack when a notification on his iPhone 10 drew his attention. He only had two minutes to share a two-photograph post, taken with the phone’s front and back camera. He quickly pointed it to the samosas resting on an oven’s baking sheet and shot. Behind the mirror screen, the camera captured a selfie of Mutammara chewing a crumbling samosa. Although posing with his mouth full of a distasteful semi-frozen snack made him feel silly, he was committed to the authenticity of the app. Four friends replied, two with inside jokes and two with smile emojis.

You can read the article at Medium.