I read the Elit – Alan Bigelow on Instagram. This directly utilizes social media for it’s literary purposes. This Instagram page seeks to take headstones and turn them into small phrases. The phrases are generally common ones or references to common phrases. This content and form go well together, because this social media format is designed to allow pictures and captions. The combination of these captions and pictures in this environment allow the author to give death a lighter feeling.
I also read Elit – Bigelow: How to Rob a Bank. This piece mimics the phone screen. It tells the whole story through the actions that someone takes on their phone. I think it’s a very clever way to tell a story. The use of the cell phone makes the story modern, and it’s something that a lot of people can relate to. The use of the phone also simulates a social media environment, because so many people associate the cell phone with social media. This story even includes social media by depicting Instagram on the phone when the bank gets robbed. It really shows how stupid people can be when it comes to what to post and what not to post on social media.