“Mirror, mirror, in my hand: who’s the fairest in the land?”

Despite the place and import accorded to text in social media, it is clear that the image, static and animated, is primary. If social media is an enormous roiling vat of various cultures with more visible monocultures glazed on the surface, and if our current social paradigms are defined by the ceaseless manufacture and attainment of goods, its commodities are then imagistic, and its…