Hate babies and puppies? Now you can read lit classics on Instagram
The New York Public Library is posting Kafka and Gilman in your feed
Aug 22, 2018
For a platform called "Stories," there isn't much storytelling happening on Instagram Stories, at least not in the traditional sense. But as usual, librarians are here to save us from a steady slide into aliteracy.
By following The New York Public Library on Instagram, literature fans unhappy with the text-averse nature of their friends' posts can now read classics like "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Metamorphosis" in InstaStories, complete with colorful animations denoting new chapters. Readers can actually "thumb" through the pages of the story, like they would a friend's story feed.