Photographer Valerio Loi imagines a future in which social network popularity would be sold on supermarket shelves. Taking inspiration from the already existing services for fake followers online, its not hard to imagine these offered IRL as they do with iTunes vouchers. The photography project is perhaps more interesting as a metaphor for how commonplace these new desires and bot services are becoming. I also wouldn’t mind my 1000+ bot followers coming out of a tin, I’m sure one of you #algopop readers could actually make it happen.
- Reblogged from algopop