F the Fakes

Fake or not

Fake or not

What do you think of the fake likes and followers on Instagram? The tricks and boosts on Twitter and Facebook? The so-called “art” painted or made by internet?

On Instagram, there are more and more users carrying a name such as “get 900 free followers”. If you are as curious as I was, you would click it and find out how and why. As a person who strongly believes, there is no free lunch or there are no cookies falling from the sky, as I am, I just don’t buy it. After reading some of the reviews, I even got disappointed and somewhat angry – why the hell you want more than 900 followers to get an app that is useless and meaningless to your life?

Isn’t it just like the dark air poisoning our lungs and blinding our visions?

Such is one user with only 2 posts but more than 20,000 followers. Neither of the posts is interesting with something to appreciate. And of course, it would make people wonder how and why. To be honest, it’s just impossible. It’s FAKE!

For the tricks on Twitter and the boosts on Facebook, why would I spend dollars on someone who just do like-for-like and follow-for-follow but doesn’t really appreciate my art works? 

For the art made by internet, I feel something hanging in the balance and something in danger. You’ve learned how to speak a language and you would forget soon after not speaking. You’ve studied all sorts of stuff at school and you think you’ve got them in your mind, but when time is up, you’ve no idea about what you’ve studied. You have to study again with substantial materials and social practises. The word is just a word on paper. If you can use the word in reality, you are creating a world that is unknown unless you reveal it. 

You’ve leaned how to hold a pencil and how to use a pen before. Now you use fingers or cellphone pens. Alright, you don’t need to buy any brushes, paints or paper or any other materials. All you need is two eyes, two hands, a brain, a PC or a smart phone. You don’t need to go anywhere but sit there and keep posting one and another and whatever. But?

Don’t you worry about it, if you just count on the internet, one day you would forget all and become a robot yourself? Just like one would forget how to spell a word properly after using the phone?

I’m afraid, sooner or later, the entire human race would be poisoned and consumed by the “robot”. I wonder who can really resist all the fakes and who can fight with the fakes. It seems as if the fakes already have formed an overwhelming trend. And people can’t stand still as the money and fame are waving before their eyes.

We can’t even tell which art work is made by brush and which by cellphone pen. More and more people call themselves artists, but who knows? Maybe they are creating more junk rubbish?

9 thoughts on “F the Fakes

  1. JoelF says:

    Well, fakeness your highness is timeless. It will always be there come hell or high waters regardless if its 200 BC or 3015. I’m not saying it’s a good thing ‘tho but it’s just the way it is and the way it will always be.

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      • JoelF says:

        Exactly, couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t only fake everything, it even steals the truth but that’s technology and there’s more to come, we haven’t sen the worst yet, what do you think will happen 50 years from now? Perhaps we will be liking posts by robots on wordpress? cheer up girl, never mind the fakes, you’re a true beautiful human and that’s what really matters. I love your post , it’s worth thinking.

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  2. SwittersB says:

    Very well ‘said’ Heather!!! There is a transition taking place. One hopes the art, the creativity of old will have some place in the future of lazy, robotic numbness. We are headed to a new world that will eventually, I think, place a higher value on the old arts…but most will not comprehend….they will be wearing their virtual reality headgear and being redirected. 🙂

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    • Heather Cai says:

      I do hope the world will appreciate more creative stuff than the “lazy, robotic numbness” and I do hope those who can decide whether the art is great or not , are not lazy and robotic. I hope the true valuable stuff will fall in the hands of Real Artist with True feelings and wise mind who is able to comprehend all.


  3. Otto von Münchow says:

    I totally agree with you. I don’t think new tools and possibilities are bad, but a lot of pretending is going on these days. However I still think the world appreciate the “real” thing creations of art that has the human heart invested in the expression.

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