No one understands Instagram better than Barbie
July 12, 2019 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Buzzfeed's Delia Cai explains why Barbie is the ultimate influencer. Could it be that all the secrets of understanding Instagram influencer culture can be found on the account of a plastic doll?
posted by zeusianfog (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I mean, she's no Kirby Jenner, but she's pretty great at Insta.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:36 AM on July 12, 2019 [2 favorites]

An interesting take on insta-barbie. However, the buzzfeed page itself is hard to deal with. Ads all over the place and every second paragraph of text is shouted in huge lettering. It feels like having a conversation with someone with a severe bipolar disorder.
posted by greenhornet at 11:38 AM on July 12, 2019 [4 favorites]

Hi, I'm Barbie! -- an SNL skit where New interns (Donald Glover, Heidi Gardner, Pete Davidson) pitch captions for Barbie's Instagram account.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:41 AM on July 12, 2019 [5 favorites]

That was weird and interesting.
posted by clawsoon at 1:24 PM on July 12, 2019

I love it! Thanks for posting this
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 3:01 PM on July 12, 2019

This is way too good. The settings, the poses, the fashion (they must custom make them?), the captions, they're all spot-on.
posted by airmail at 3:36 PM on July 12, 2019

So the official Barbie Instagram Account is basically just Socality Barbie?

Somebody help I don’t understand parody anymore
posted by q*ben at 4:13 PM on July 12, 2019

I was going to say something snarky like "could it be that commentators are running out of things to commentate on" but then I looked at the link and so now I'll be spending the rest of the day hating myself for being so judgy.

I'm sorry Barbie.
posted by saysthis at 11:14 PM on July 12, 2019

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