Instagram and Narcissism

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  1. carnada

    carnada Well-Known Member

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    I recently watched this documentary and it left me terrified.


    It seems that everyone is using Instagram these days. It's getting to the point where if you are not a user, you are pretty much left out of society. For example, many of my classical guitar peers are using it, they get their trending videos there, and later get all kinds of sponsorships and so on. I hate Instagram but if you are not on it as a musician, you are pretty much allowing all the other competition to overrun you.

    What do you guys think of this?
     
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  2. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    "It seems that everyone is using Instagram these days."

    Everyone except me.

    "...you are not a user, you are pretty much left out of society..."

    Since I'm not a user, think I finally succeeded ?
     
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    the longer they are on Instagram and addicted to it the longer the competition is distracted and not practicing guitar or playing.
    im not on Instagram im good. im over running the competition if thats where they are at. :hbang:
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Why does music have to be about competition anyways? Competing for what?
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I don't use it.
    And I feel fine...
     
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    business, sponsors, etc...
     
  7. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Exactly! Kids these days..:facepalm:
     
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    I’m only on the Pornhub Instagram page.

    Anyway...how’s everything going Carnada!
     
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    03540E8B-7A90-4C87-BCA7-AA76D06EEB7E.jpeg Arent guitarists all trying to look as cool as Orianthi on stage?
     
  10. Nik Henville

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    Same argument, different business - antiques.
    "If you aren't on Instagram, you aren't dealing."

    Well... we put some stuff up there, subscribed to a shed load of "trade" Instagram pages...
    Nada, zilch, nothing - a few 'likes', a few comments, but no sales, no trades, no deals done.

    But here's the thing:-
    Still making a living at it, as we have now for two decades plus, still paying tax to the Revenue Man.
    Instagram ??? Over-rated, over-hyped, over and out
    :hippie::uk:
     
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    I'm not on instagram. My band is though. That seems acceptable.
    You're getting old, Carnada.
     
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    Instagram is great for losers who want to believe the lies they told friends and family for years such as:

    - nonexistent iTunes sales
    - phoney RIAA platinum awards
    - your nonexistent World Tour
    - the albums you never made
    - the fake band you created from a demo
    - “your” sessions at others’ studio lockouts
    - your fake education you failed attending
    - random Celebrity selfie construed as BFF’s
    - audience crowd shots posted as your own

    - why I’m not on FB either. Disgusts me

    If you’re hot, show it if you’re not afraid.
    If you suck, just look at yourself in the mirror and promise to improve.

    But don’t be fake, the internets know and you can’t bluff us anymore we know OK
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    What is Instagram? :shrug:
     
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    I am with you on this instagram, all my music stuff is on my Utube channel.
    It is a means of remembering ideas I have , and being able to post them, send them to my buds.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Instagram? Sounds like something I would have been interested in back when I used cocaine.
     
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    Not on instagram, not on twitter and the offers are just pouring in. Well OK they're not but that might not be because I'm not using social media to advertise my abilities it might because I'm a bossy shit without any real talent.
     
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    What is Orianthi?
     
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    Resistance is not futile!

    Choose one or two interest driven sites, and stray no further. If you have memberships to too many social media sites, consider canceling some of them. If you can get something locally, get out and shop! Talk to people while you're out there. Just as digital sound is not authentic sound, digital communication is not authentic communication. Humans are social animals, and we crave interpersonal contact. Share your individuality with others, embrace and respect the same in them.

    Celebrate individuality! :h5:
     
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    The narcissist's prayer:



    That didn’t happen.

    And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.

    And if it was, that’s not a big deal.

    And if it is, that’s not my fault.

    And if it was, I didn’t mean it.

    And if I did…

    You deserved it.
     
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    I believe the expression is:-
    Quoted for truth.
     
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