A Philosophical Defense of “Propping for Instagram”

Social media is like a crowded bar. It may be unpleasant, but everybody goes, because everybody is there. As a result, much like an overstuffed room full of belligerent drunks, Twitter and Facebook have devolved into ideological echo chambers full of vitriol, decorate with all the bad “showing off” and bragging behavior we were rightly discouraged from displaying as children.

I have to say though, Instagram seems different. Yes, you can easily find toxic garbage on it, but you can even more easily find beauty and sincerity. And, unlike…