Attribution? What’s that?
Over at The Awl, Brian Feldman on Instagram celebrity, The Fat Jew:
Over the weekend, Instagram celebrity The Fat Jew—real name Josh Ostrovsky—faced swift and concentrated denunciation over the content (“jokes”) he posts on his account—one-liners, supposedly funny pictures, lowest common denominator viral chaff. Ostrovsky, who swipes material from others without credit and does not make much of what he posts, is arguably the native Instagram celebrity, with 5.7 million followers. There are people with more followers on Instagram, but mostly because they were celebrities before they joined; the Fat Jew is wholly a product of and for Instagram.
The Internet is all about posting uncredited words and images. It sucks.
For the record, I always do my best to give attribution to the quotes and words I post on this site.