The popular photo-sharing app Instagram has created a new breed of celebrities: the Instafamous. This essay examines the phenomenon—from Singaporean socialites showing off shoe collections to high school sophomores with ten thousand followers—and its relationship to celebrity and tabloid culture.
Research Article| January 01 2015
Instafame: Luxury Selfies in the Attention Economy
Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 137–160.
Alice E. Marwick; Instafame: Luxury Selfies in the Attention Economy. Public Culture 1 January 2015; 27 (1 (75)): 137–160. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2798379
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