Have you ever spotted a photo on Facebook of a person in some remote part of the world and thought “I swore I just saw her at the gym this morning?” Sure, they could have hopped on a jet the second Zumba ended and might be sipping cocktails in Belize by the afternoon, though it’s highly unlikely.
My point is that people lie about their lives on social.
Zilla van den Born lied on Facebook, but with good reason, because she was trying to prove a point. Zilla wanted to demonstrate how people use social media to project a certain type of life out to the world. Zilla’s lie went so deep it took 42 days of hiding in her apartment and countless hours on Photoshop.
Zilla made it appear as if she spent 5 weeks vacationing in south east Asia when she really never left her house.
“I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media,” she explained, “we create an ideal world online which reality can no longer meet.”
Here’s a video of Villa’s “journey” to nowhere.