Mocking Instagram users, music video channels Nickelback

Simply slapping a filter on a picture of your eggs Benedict doesn’t make it art, as this parody shows. Plus, the pitfalls of photographing PR events, the most-underreported stories of 2012, Pizza Hut eau de toilette, digital body language, and more.

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Difficult as it may be to recall, there once was a time when people actually took photographs without vintage filters. And sometimes they weren’t even to share, but instead to tuck away for later scrapbooking purposes. I might suggest a 12-step program for today’s Instagram addicts, but they’d probably just “Lo-fi” the list, add a frame, upload, tag, and voilà—”art.” CollegeHumor brought this disturbing trend to light when it combined the noise music of Nickelback and the world of filtered images to parody the “artistic” stream of terrible images captured and shared via the platform. Now if only there were a way to filter our music industry of Nickelback.

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