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Hipster Barbie Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You | WIRED

Barbie’s traded her pink Corvette for a Subaru, her designer purse for a Filson backpack, and her ordinary specs for Warby Parkers. She’s living #authentic, celebrating #socality, and effortlessly being so much better than you.

Socality Barbie is a fantastic Instagram account satirizing the great millennial adventurer trend in photography. It’s an endless barrage of pensive selfies in exotic locales, arty snapshots of coffee, and just the right filter on everything. Anyone who’s flipped through an issue of Kinfolk gets the aesthetic.

Read the article: Hipster Barbie Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You | WIRED

Using play and make believe to satirize is one of the many forms of grown up play that are – for the most part – still socially acceptable in the U.S.

Social media is providing a larger audience for these playful satirizations and helping people remember to not take life and themselves so seriously.

 

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