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The best Instagram accounts to follow for online drama

Words by Maki Morita

Who needs reality TV?

It’s common knowledge that apps have changed how we do pretty much everything. Tinder revolutionised online dating into a cool and acceptable thing that young people do rather than middle-aged hopefuls on eharmony.com. Depop means we can buy vintage and secondhand items at the click of a button, and Uber basically heralded the death of the taxi.

The great thing about the online world is its ability to connect us to a vast network of people. The not so great thing about this is that some people you don’t know IRL can be… kind of weird. You know what I’m talking about: that cringe-worthy guy/girl on Bumble, or that annoying person on the Facebook buy/sell group who just wants to haggle you down.

There’s quality comedic content in these app-induced interactions, which a number of Instagrammers have picked up on to curate hilarious archival feeds. Do yourself a favour and check out the following accounts for some prime entertainment:

@depopdrama

Any person that has worked in retail or customer service before knows that customers can be rude, crazy, confusing, and/or very strange. Depop allows buyers to shop pre-loved and vintage items online, and as @depopdrama shows us, this has opened up a minefield of comedic material.

There are these vicious comments:

 

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The overly detailed excuses for not purchasing an item:

 

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nah

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And the buyers constantly trying to negotiate:

 

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As movies like The Devil Wears Prada have shown us, the fashion world is ripe with drama – and so is the online fashion world.

@overhearduber

Lying somewhere in-between a private vehicle and public transport, UberPool is basically a social experiment to see what happens when a group of strangers enter a car together. The rideshare paltform offers a discounted rate at the cost of sharing with people who can either be friendly or make your ride unbearably awkward. As the handle suggests, @overhearduber captures quotes overheard by innocent passengers, like this one:

 

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Somewhere in Trenton. Uber x. New Jersey. 🤷‍♂️📲 Overheard by Anonymous 📥 #ScheduleFiller #overhearduber

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As well as random interactions in the vehicle:

@beam_me_up_softboi

Look, we’re all for real Soft Boys that throw gross macho ideals out the window, but try-hard soft boys are… a different matter. The thing is, there are ‘soft boys’ that are actually sensitive, intelligent, and respect women, and then there are ‘soft boys’ that try way too hard to put on this persona in an attempt to impress women, and the results are hilarious. Enter @beam_me_up_softboi: a collection of the best soft boy blunders on dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge. Here are some of our favourites:

Soft boys should be philosophical and poetic, right? This inspired one (not so) soft boy to combine poetry’ with a straight-up booty call:

 

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And they should read serious novelists like Tolstoy and The Simpsons (?), preferably whilst sipping a long black in R M William boots. So if you don’t read #literature either, then don’t even bother:

A ‘soft boy’ also loves a bit of exoticism, and they love to make cringe comments about it too:

@beam_me_up_softboi is undeniably hilarious, but it has dark tones too. The account goes to show that, unfortunately, we’re not done with toxic masculinity yet. Along with the rise of the Soft Boy is the rise of men continuing to treat women disrespectfully under the guise of one.

Thankfully, @beam_me_up_softboi is calling out such behaviour.

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