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These People Fell off Buildings and Died for the "Perfect" Instagram Shot

By Mustafa Gatollari

You see it everywhere: people spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to get that perfect photo to upload to their Instagram. They seem more concerned with appearing to have a good time online than actually having a good time. It's infuriating.

Whenever I speak out about it, people look at me like I'm some kind of old curmudgeon, which is true, but it doesn't change the fact that Instagram-obsession is annoying.

It's easy to understand people's passion for the platform, however. "Influencers" primarily use the 'gram to promote themselves and their businesses. How many people travel the world taking breathtaking photos of their healthy brunches, workouts, yoga poses, and nighttime outfits, living glamorous looking lifestyles and having companies pay them for it?

The allure of being a social media king/queen and living a some-work/mostly-play lifestyle will get anyone obsessing over capturing just the right angle. But how far is too far?

Oh, don't worry, I'm not asking a rhetorical question, it's definitely one with an answer: when taking those photos for strangers online literally kills you.

I think that's a fair place to draw the line.