The gesture isn’t just reminiscing about the moments in the photos, it’s a celebration of the thing that brought them together: Instagram.In June 2009 more than a million documents and receipts were published online.Scheduled to appear at the pre-Grammy Awards party given annually by her mentor, the music impresario Clive Davis, on February 11, Whitney Houston arrived in Los Angeles a week early, without fanfare, and checked into the Beverly Hilton with her small entourage under the pseudonym Elizabeth Collins.She was put in Room 434, which the hotel calls a “presidential junior,” consisting of a small sitting room, bedroom, and bath.(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Wire Image)NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 12: Model Christie Brinkley attends the Toy Fair 1990 - Matchbox Toys unveils their new line of dolls: The Real Model Collection on February 12, 1990 at the Jacob K. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Wire Image)NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 15: Model Christie Brinkley attends the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy's Third Annual Silver Clef Award Salute to Bon Jovi on November 15, 1990 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Wire Image)Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel during Walden Woods Benefit Concert - After Party - October 21, 1991 at Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York, United States.Maybe in these complicated times, less can lead to more.And what social network has a setup simpler than Instagram?
(Photo by Ron Galella/Wire Image)EAST HAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, NY - AUGUST 26: Model Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel attend the 25th Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game on August 26, 1989 at Herrick Park in East Hampton, Long Island, New York.
Elizabeth Wisdom and Dennis Lafargue would argue as much.
The now-engaged and newly Internet famous couple met over the app, traded flirty comments and eventually numbers, and even documented their engagement on the app.
There are apps for hookups, for romantic nights, for couples, for double daters, for twins, for dopplegangers – if you have a “type,” trust that the Internet will engineer a way for you to try and find it … But what if all the Tinders, Flikdates, and OKCupids were an unnecessary construct?
Many of these apps build off of preexisting social networks; what if they’re just adding an extra step to the whole thing?