No Filter
No Filter
Sarah Frier
No Filter shows how Instagram’s dominance acts as a lens into our society, highlighting our fraught relationship with technology, our desire for perfection, and the battle within tech for its most valuable commodity: our attention. Sarah Frier takes readers behind the scenes, detailing how Instagram’s founders started the company, sold it to Facebook, and eventually resigned when they diverged from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook leadership’s vision to grow at all costs. As she writes, “The story of Instagram is an overwhelming lesson in how the decisions inside a social media company—about what users listen to, which products to build, and how to measure success—can dramatically impact the way we live, and who is rewarded in our economy.” This is a highly relevant read on one of today’s biggest mega-platforms, whose effects continue to reprogram our culture, politics, and beyond.