Instapet


a contemplation by
Lauren Grewe

These days, it seems like my Facebook is filled with baby pictures, and my Instagram feed is composed of people’s pets.

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This may have to do with my age or my friend groups, but I would also argue that people treat these mediums differently when it comes to pictures of their beloved ones.

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Since Facebook has become a place where we are friends with our bosses, parents and colleagues, we are perhaps more selective about what pictures we post to Facebook.

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Major life events, I would argue, are appropriate for Facebook, while Instagram is the place for your furry friend to share her mug with the world.

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Instagram, for me at least, is composed of a more tightknit friend group, and this friend group, I hope, does not mind the occasional, or, let’s be honest, habitual pictures of my cat.

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Some of my friends even post a daily picture of their pet, with the hashtag #yrdailypet’sname. See #yrdailymags.

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In this Instagram account, I have compiled pictures of my fellow grad students’ pets in an homage to this Instagram/Facebook divide.

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Isabella, a beautiful lady tuxedo cat, is ready for her paws close up!

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Layla, the ferocious tabby cat, wakes up from a well-deserved nap.

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Isabella again, making use of the recliner for a quick cat nap.

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Sasha Fierce defending the computer.

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Sasha Fierce plays a mean game of pool.

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Boomer is strangely a UT supporter.

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Alejandro loves the kittens!

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Boomer is shocked at your life choices.

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