[My generation] traced back almost all of society’s problems to the media and the curriculum, either through their perpetuation of negative stereotypes or simply by omission. […] So outraged were we media children by the narrow and oppressive portrayals in magazines, in books and on television that we convinced ourselves that if the typecast images and loaded language changed, so too would the reality. We thought we would find salvation in the reformation of MTV […]. And why not? Since media seemed to be the source of so many of our problems, surely if we could only »subvert« them to better represent us, they could save us instead. With better collective mirrors, self-esteem would rise and prejudices would magically fall away, as society became suddenly inspired to live up to the beautiful and worthy reflection we had retouched in its image.
– Naomi Klein, No Logo, 1999
Könnte es sein, dass wir fast zwanzig Jahre später immer noch (oder wieder) an einem ganz ähnlichen Punkt sind, nur dass unser MTV Instagram heißt?