The Tedium of Success Theater

Jenna Wortham‘s big problem with social media:

But I’m growing tired of seeing everyone’s perfectly framed, glittering nightscapes of the Manhattan skyline, their impeccably prepared meals, those beautifully blurred views of the world from an airplane window seat… We’ve become better at choreographing ourselves and showing our best sides to the screen, capturing the most flattering angle of our faces, our homes, our evenings out, our loved ones and our trips. It’s success theater, and we’ve mastered it.

June 26, 2013