Did Instagram make Traveling a pretentious meme?

Did Instagram make Traveling a pretentious meme?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care. I don't use social media. Some people have always flexed they travel with never actually enjoying their trip. Who cares.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Instagram is merely an outlet to display your past experiences. Take it as you will but the stuff people post won't affect you in your day to day life

      Having no social media in 2023 isn't the flex you think it is unless you're in your 50s. Might of passed 5 years ago but it's so engrained in current culture that its a red flag if you're in it.

      >it was nice meeting you, you have IG or something so we can keep in touch or arrange to meet up tomorrow?
      > no lol frick social media. heres my email

      that'll get you filtered out pretty fast.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >if you're not in it.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Not even once people have asked me for social media. Mostly phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses.
        People still ask for phone numbers for business contacts.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          People ask for phone numbers so they can hit you up on zapzap.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Are you mostly traveling to time share conventions? When was the last time someone you met while traveling called you via phone number.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Filtered by who? I'm married and have a job and friends.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Except there's now a growing anti social media sentiment among zoomers and young milennials, it's still in the minority but I've met plenty of attractive girls that either don't have instagram or use it just as a messaging app and rarely if ever post
        Social media being toxic and shitty isn't some fringe idea anymore, lots of young people totally get it if you say you aren't into it

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          This. I’m 22 years old and got rid of snap, insta, and tiktok. In 2 days I’m also downgrading to a “dumb” smart phone that can basically call, get WhatsApp, and has the most basic ass internet connection. Tech has ruined human interaction and experiences, ever since I got rid of social media I’ve been actually doing shit instead of pretending to do shit. Im less stressed, I’m happier, and I’ve improved a lot. Whenever I tell people around me what I’ve done they tell me it’s cool and they wish they could too. The only people I’ve ever met that find it off putting is certain women who are so socialized that if they see you don’t have an insta they think you’re a fricking rapist or something. That’s a huge minority though. If anything I’m more fun than the gay on the phone at the table so people turn to talk to me instead.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/TGBIeyT.jpg

        You need social media to make it.
        The social pariah effect of not being on social media is extraordinary. Do not fall for the common SighSee copes. The men trying to convince you that you'll be a more attractive stoic alpha male if you abstain often suffer from bouts of depression and loneliness in between posting about how smart they are for not liking 'gay normie shit' that 'only shallow people care about'.

        EVERYONE is influenced by social media. Why do you think it is a global phenomena with billions of users from every country on the planet?
        Do you think someone handsome with 30k followers is going to spend hours coping on how unfair the social dynamics of social media are? No, the cute girl you have a crush on just liked his vacation selfie. Generally speaking, if you have no presence or a shitty profile, people are going to come to the conclusion that you're lower status and that you have something to hide. Paradoxically, even the crabs trying to convince you that they are Marcus Aurelius II for not posting pictures online are also influenced by follower counts. Everyone, even normies, like to pretend it doesn't matter when prompted, when it clearly matters a lot.

        Anecdotal experiences about how 'I have a gf and don't have social media' are the exception. Of course, rationally speaking, you don't NEED to do anything since social status is so fluid and context dependent, but you're really shooting yourself in the foot for no reason. Never in the history of this species has it been easier to take control of your personal image, present yourself as attractive and high status in any context you choose, and to reach and be available to as many people as possible

        If the thought of posting on social media terrifies you, that means you're aware that you're unattractive and have a boring life. If you think it is 'effort' to use social media to your advantage, that's a sign. You should fix that, pronto.

        I've heard a lot of people say that they've actually had better dating success on mainstream social media (insta, twitter, discord, etc.) than explicit dating apps. I guess this sort of makes sense. It takes a lot of pressure off interactions when they aren't consciousness of the explicit romantic/sexual friction, plus they're more of a equal female/male split. I also speculate you can easily make yourself more 'personable' because you have a post history and what not ,whereas on dating apps you just have a bio to work with.

        I have a twitter, but it's anon and I just have it reserved for niche autistic interest like fringe politics, crypto, SighSeeence shit. I've been considering making an insta just to have one and just it as an alt dating site.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It was long before Instagram. Commercialization did a lot of places in for 'authentic' travelling. Everybody likes to travel, just do it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      But how can I enjoy something if someone else is doing it for "likes"? I just can't even

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    nah

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >10 boomers
      Ok? Compare that to now where it’s literally femoids packed together like fricking ants swarming out of an anthill all making the same stupid pose and fist fighting eachother for spots

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Does this keep you up at night?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Yes

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's wrong with enjoying sharing your happiness with others? Plus it helps with socialising, and taking photos by itself is a fun hobby as well. Those pictures look amazing. Let me guess, you have less than 3 IRL friends , you are racist and homophobic and you're nearing or above 30.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I am very racist, not afraid of homos and way past 40.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Let me guess, you have less than 3 IRL friends , you are racist and homophobic and you're nearing or above 30.
      Damn bro, there's a pretty narrow chance of you finding someone like that on this website

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a homosexual (passive) btw

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Share your breasts instead, b***h.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      2/10 bait

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I would rather brag by wearing a $40 t shirt with the name of the place I visited

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I would rather brag by wearing a $40 t shirt with the name of the place I visited

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Chadcore

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm repping my $2 t-shirt with the picture of a mass produced Asian beer brand becuzs I'm a RealTraveller unironically

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/mKXbjvl.jpg

      >I would rather brag by wearing a $40 t shirt with the name of the place I visited

      I'm repping my $2 t-shirt with the picture of a mass produced Asian beer brand becuzs I'm a RealTraveller unironically

      Authentic travel chads know how to flex subtly. Tshirt of a LOCAL brand that includes the city.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        My favourite is to purchase clothing from boutique or second hand stores in other countries. Stuff that I would actually wear normally, so that I have a functional souvenir.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >bought an "I <3 HK" t-shirt in Hong Kong
      >people think I really love German firearms

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    social media showed we aren't unique and are a hivemind
    if you just accept that or ignore it, you should be fine

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The incels on here are so preoccupied with being vindictive towards "normies" or "redditors" that they lack any sort of worldview outside of it. Is eating food Reddit? Is brushing your teeth gay? Can I still go to the store after I saw someone filming a tiktok in the parking lot or would it be cringe?
    Unironically have a nice day if you are so afraid of living your own life the way you want to

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Ok

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, when people call me a "normie" on SighSee, I'm actually flattered. For most of my youth, people have called me weird or fricked up, so when I get called normal, it's a compliment.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody calls you normal, troony.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That just means you got rejected by the weird crowd, doesn’t mean you are accepted with the Stacy and brads. Basically a failure twice

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Is brushing your teeth gay?
      A long hard shaft goes into your mouth and you're left with a mouthful of white liquid.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      bump

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Obvious redditor you even tried to fix your spacing, but still failed. We dont hate you for your daily activites, we hate you for YOU.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Are these "redditors" in the room with us right now?

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    should I make an instagram to keep touch with friends?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Instagram isn't for keeping in touch lol but you should post photos of stuff you do so they know you're doing stuff

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Women travel solely for dopamine hits on Instagram.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    No it just made tourists annoying

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    no
    women did

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Instagram has made a handful of highly photogenic spots unbearable irl

    trollatunga for example, if you go there then you have to join a queue if you want to go to the lip. Every one of those pics has about five people impatiently waiting for their turn. another anon showed Pisa. Venice is like this. London. Paris. Iceland. If it is hash tagged it is ruined.

    Went up Ben Nevis recently. There was a queue twenty strong for selfies at the trig point the U.K. mapping agency had put at the pinnacle. Highest point in any direction for hundreds of miles and spoiled by influencers

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I literally just walk in shots and don’t give a shit. If people are being really annoying with their photo taking and it’s unavoidable that I’ll end up in their shot, I subtly do a shocker so when they look back on the photos someone might notice.

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Instagram completely and single handedly ruined travel. I’m an oldgay travelcel and started back in 2004, it was so nice back then and things were much less crowded. Most notably was the lack of hissing roasties acting like they own the place and narcing on people they think shouldnt be in their photoshoots.

    In the mid-2010s the instagram tourists started to pour into europe, man that sucked, that’s how portugal got ruined. And they are geneuinely the worst of all tourist types, the rudest, snidest, least interested in interacting with anyone, on their phones 24/7, and searching for people to make a scene over.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >started back in 2004, it was so nice back then and things were much less crowded.

      World population has increased by almost 2 billion since 2004. Growing middle class + new airplane/airline innovations resulting in dirt cheap tickets affected crowds more than Instagram. The fact that everyone has a palm sized camera in their pocket and not a bulky point and shoot changed the perception of travel more than Instagram. You think a single app revolutionized a multi trillion dollar industry?

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I feel like the feature of modern life is that everywhere is an Instagram post or strip mall, so maybe.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Visit the Colosseum.
    >About 55 degrees fahrenheit.
    >See some dumb c**t in a tiny, thin sundress clearly freezing her ass off.
    >Looks miserable.
    >Walks over to a photo spot, puts on a happy smile and starts posing while her presumable bf takes a bunch of photos.
    >They finish.
    >She immediately goes back to looking miserable and trying her best to cover herself with her arms for warmth because she didn't even bring a coat or something to wear in between vanity sessions.
    >Rushes off to the next photo, not taking anything in.
    I cannot imagine living like that.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      why did you say 55 fahrenheit instead of 13 celsius I had to google it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Because I'm a moronic American who was raised on Freedom Units and would rather someone else have to do the googling.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Understandable, I'm moronic too, have a nice day

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Understandable, I'm moronic too, have a nice day

          maybe the real moronation is the friends we made along the way

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The real frens were the morons we met along the way

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        fahrenheit is easy to get an intuitive sense of
        >0 and 100 F are pretty much the coldest and hottest you can expect it to get in a temperate climate
        >so you can correctly intuit that 55 is just an "okay" slightly warm temperature
        meanwhile the equivalent of that 0-100 scale in celsius is -18 to 38, yet celsius is touted as the more logical system lmao

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >0 and 100 F are pretty much the coldest and hottest you can expect it to get in a temperate climate
          >so you can correctly intuit that 55 is just an "okay" slightly warm temperature
          Kek someone trying to intuit a comfortable temperature on a 0-100 scale would say 50, but room temperature in Fahrenheit is 70, so this is just wrong.

          Celsius makes more sense anywhere it snows, basically anywhere white people come from.
          Water freezes at 0 degrees so you always know when you're going to see snow, when you need to wear a winter coat, when the ground freezes, etc. It's the most logical because of that, you instantly get recognizably useful information without having to think about it just as an emergent property of the scale.

          Fahrenheit makes no sense, water freezes at 32, room temperature is at 70, basically two completely arbitrary numbers, have to remember 32 and 70 to get a good sense of what it will feel like.
          With Celsius you only need to remember room temperature is 20 and it's easier to get a sense of what temperature feels like because you have that baseline where 0 = freezing water.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The 0 = freezing thing is literally the only thing celsius has going for it, and that's not even relevant most of the time in most places
            >Kek someone trying to intuit a comfortable temperature on a 0-100 scale would say 50
            homie wtf are you talking about, who thinks a comfortable temperature means neither warm nor cold, right in the middle? Comfortable = warm

            Fahrenheit is not only more intuitive for day to day usage but it also allows more precision. just accept it

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              100 is boiling water. 0 is frozen water. Fahrenheit has nothing intuitive.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >The 0 = freezing thing is literally the only thing celsius has going for it, and that's not even relevant most of the time in most places
              What is the thing that Fahrenheit has going for it? It being more "intuitive" is completely subjective, why is it more intuitive for room temperature to be 70 units instead of 20 units?
              >"Fahrenheit set zero at the lowest temperature he could get a water and salt mixture to reach."
              Hmm I wonder what is more useful to base your measurements on, the qualities of a substance our entire lives are based around or some arbitrary liquid mix by some guy in the 1700s? Why do you morons get so defensive over measurement systems?

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >homie wtf are you talking about, who thinks a comfortable temperature means neither warm nor cold, right in the middle? Comfortable = warm
              nah you're wrong, comfortable is neither warm nor cold, it's exactly where you don't feel warm or cold.
              If you feel warm then you want to cool off, if you feel cold then you want to warm up, when you want neither then you're neither warm nor cold.
              This is just your brain being psyoped from using the 0-100 Fahrenheit scale where 50 isn't comfortable, and you think you need to get warmer to 70 to hit room temperature and be comfortable.
              >it also allows more precision
              An imperceptible amount, nobody gives a frick if it's 14 degrees (57F) vs 15 degrees (59F).
              If there is something that needs precision they'll be using decimals for both C and F anyway.
              Face it, Celsius is just superior.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            So hard to remember 2 numbers.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          > -18 in a temperate climate
          Brother if it gets below 10°C I'm already freezing. Stfu

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Not everyone smiles like a moron everywhere they go. I need to be really happy to start smiling in public especially

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I have the same Nusa Penida selfies that everyone who visited that Island has. Yes I had to wait in line for the selfies, yes there was wall-to-wall women duckfacing for their selfies. There were signs all over the place next to the cliff edges telling people not to be morons while taking selfies because that happened a few t imes

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if some guy with a drone hangs out there and charges $50 a pop for the "Instagram angle" selfie

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Better than buying a drone for 500$ I guess

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You need social media to make it.
    The social pariah effect of not being on social media is extraordinary. Do not fall for the common SighSee copes. The men trying to convince you that you'll be a more attractive stoic alpha male if you abstain often suffer from bouts of depression and loneliness in between posting about how smart they are for not liking 'gay normie shit' that 'only shallow people care about'.

    EVERYONE is influenced by social media. Why do you think it is a global phenomena with billions of users from every country on the planet?
    Do you think someone handsome with 30k followers is going to spend hours coping on how unfair the social dynamics of social media are? No, the cute girl you have a crush on just liked his vacation selfie. Generally speaking, if you have no presence or a shitty profile, people are going to come to the conclusion that you're lower status and that you have something to hide. Paradoxically, even the crabs trying to convince you that they are Marcus Aurelius II for not posting pictures online are also influenced by follower counts. Everyone, even normies, like to pretend it doesn't matter when prompted, when it clearly matters a lot.

    Anecdotal experiences about how 'I have a gf and don't have social media' are the exception. Of course, rationally speaking, you don't NEED to do anything since social status is so fluid and context dependent, but you're really shooting yourself in the foot for no reason. Never in the history of this species has it been easier to take control of your personal image, present yourself as attractive and high status in any context you choose, and to reach and be available to as many people as possible

    If the thought of posting on social media terrifies you, that means you're aware that you're unattractive and have a boring life. If you think it is 'effort' to use social media to your advantage, that's a sign. You should fix that, pronto.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      my social pariah status literally makes me an alpha male.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      “Marketing is what you do when your product is no good”

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      i don't want to and feel no need at all to use social media, but one thing i've considered lately a bit is to make a tinder account. i think i might be happier with gf, and that i could make someone happy too, i know i should try and if i don't use tinder i don't think i have a realistic chance

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Unless you’re attractive and have good photos to use off the bat, you’ll find tinder to be an ego crusher, even if you’re a genuinely attractive person. If you’ve had bad luck dating, I recommend finding a hobby that allows you to casually chat up random women. Example: rock climbing…plenty of young attractive women there and most everyone is pretty social.

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It already was, this just made it worse. But you stick to this Malaysian crop circles forum instead of whatever other social media

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Thread theme:

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously, the internet and social media ruined all travel. I've been all over. After a while I'd feel dumb taking pictures of landmarks. Like what's the point. Ooh look, it's the pyramids in Guatemala. Just let every other 10 million pictures of the same thing from the same 15 angles. Ooh!

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Not understanding things everyone does and getting upset about it is a big sign of autism

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