Our society is highly composed of individuals who rely on social media for acceptance. The artist (who has not shared his name with us) graffitis this image known as “nobody likes me” in Vancouver. This photo grabbed my attention, it allowed me to see how most of our society may feel when their online contributions do not get any likes or even attention. This image makes me dissatisfied that likes and positive feedback online may also shape how others view us, which intern may attribute to how we view ourselves. This image is so powerful due to the young boy’s trivialized attitude about having no friends, likes, or comments in his social media realm.
This image has importance, as an individual who was born in the age of the internet, advanced cameras, and cell phones, I see just how our lives have changed as the access to these devices have grown. As a civilization we have become reliant on documenting (with said devices) rather than living in the moment. This artist has encapsulated how the feedback of synthetically sharing information online is representing day to day life, feelings, and simulating basic conversations.