Would you take pictures inside someone else’s home then put the pictures on Instagram and claim it’s your house?
A recent survey showed that one in six of us have done just that – posted pictures of other people’s better homes and pretended it’s ours.
More than a quarter of the 2,000 people polled at the Ideal Home Show admitted to being so envious of images of friends’ properties on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, that it made them miserable.
How Real are the Pictures?
The vast majority of the photos on Instagram are genuine in that there is a real object being photographed but a significant minority are created by Photoshop type techniques or are amended so much so as to provide an unrealistic image.
Instagram permeates all walks of modern life, and many of you may be familiar with the fine art of employing just the right photographic filter to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
However, many of the photographs are deliberately deceptive so as to give a more positive image of the picture taker. This can be through the use of filters, Photoshop removal of blemishes or even of unwanted people in the pictures.
Don’t base decisions or your moods on photos on Instagram as they may very well be fake.
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