When I was in middle school and Myspace was the cool thing to do my go to photo editing sight was Photobucket. From there I would first make the picture black and white and then add those awkward line hearts or if I really was feeling saucy I would put “<3” all over my pictures. From there I would save them and post them as my profile picture on Myspace just to show how cool I really was. In the book “The Social Media Reader” edited by Michael Mandiberg, there is a piece of the passage that states” In contrast to many websites, the posts on 4chan, along with their commentary, images, and video, are not archived. They are also posted at such an unbelievably fast pace and volume that much of what is produced effectively vanishes shortly after it is posted and viewed” (Coleman 110). All though photobucket and Myspace all archive the photos, but people are posting so many tacky horribly edited photos on their social media. Yes, you comment things that you love it, just just like it stated in the book, you are really only trolling your own friends. Well at least I was. Now, the only extent that i go to with editing images is instagram. Honestly. the fact that I am simply able to put on whatever filter I want and all of a sudden my picture looks amazing makes my life ten times easier. No more crappy editing on photobucket where I would try to be an artist and do some special stuff, that in the end always look shitty anyways. It’s just the slide of finger through about 20 or so different filters to find the perfect one. When i was a sophomore in highschool though i did take photography and we did dabble in photoshop, but to my despair my edits never came out good I was not able to follow simple photoshop instructions and always had to have my partner edit the images instead.
Please enjoy this cringe worthy photos of me from middle school.