INST MSGS

INST MSGS is a web anthology series that dramatizes social media. Based on everything from submitted instant message conversations to found Craigslists ads, INST MSGS shines a satirical light on modern (mis) communication.

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  • For our Season Finale, Inst Msgs presents the most elaborate "ReTweet" ever. We took some of our favorite tweets using the...

    #FACT

    For our Season Finale, Inst Msgs presents the most elaborate "ReTweet" ever. We took some of our favorite tweets using the hashtag topic "#Fact" and made this. Check out the lyrics at INST-MSGS.com

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  • INST MSGS is a web anthology series that dramatizes social media. Based on everything from submitted instant message...

    Adult Store Etiquette

    INST MSGS is a web anthology series that dramatizes social media. Based on everything from submitted instant message conversations to found Craigslists ads, INST MSGS shines a satirical light on...

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  • Meet Andre. He's not an actor. He's a real guy using Craigslist to find a girl who will move in "with all her stuff...

    Seeking A Live-In Girlfriend

    Meet Andre. He's not an actor. He's a real guy using Craigslist to find a girl who will move in "with all her stuff tomorrow." We found Andre's ad and followed him around for this small glimpse into...

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  • How might an IM conversation between you and a former fling play out if it took place face to face instead? This week we...

    U H8 ME

    How might an IM conversation between you and a former fling play out if it took place face to face instead? This week we bring to awkward life a real IM conversation submitted to us by viewer...

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  • Inst Msgs takes on the web's strangest and most beloved meme "LOLCats" in part 2 of this two part mock-u-mentary. Riding...

    Teh Tail of One Kitteh Part 2

    Inst Msgs takes on the web's strangest and most beloved meme "LOLCats" in part 2 of this two part mock-u-mentary. Riding high off a successful audition, Louie the cat is poised to be the next LOLCats...

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  • Inst Msgs takes on the web's strangest and most beloved meme "LOLCats." Part 1 of this two part mock-u-mentary chronicles...

    Teh Tail of One Kitteh

    Inst Msgs takes on the web's strangest and most beloved meme "LOLCats." Part 1 of this two part mock-u-mentary chronicles the making of an LOLCats photo and it's newest star Louie, who's owner Sugar...

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  • Abigail Spencer from 'Mad Men' guest stars to help dramatize this viewer submitted Instant Message conversation between two...

    R U THERE?

    Abigail Spencer from 'Mad Men' guest stars to help dramatize this viewer submitted Instant Message conversation between two long distance lovers. But as is often the case with the internet, things...

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  • While the Inst Msgrs put the finishing touches on episodes for 2010, enjoy a bonus MISSED CONNECTION, brought to awkward...

    Missed 'Missed Connection'

    While the Inst Msgrs put the finishing touches on episodes for 2010, enjoy a bonus MISSED CONNECTION, brought to awkward life by overly trained thespian Phil Van Hest. This week, a lonely...

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  • This time of year, it's important to focus on the reason for the season. Unintentionally tragic Craigslist ads. Craigslist's...

    A Craigslist Christmas

    This time of year, it's important to focus on the reason for the season. Unintentionally tragic Craigslist ads. Craigslist's quirkiest are brought to awkward life in a brand new Digital Date and a...

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  • Shrouded in anonymity Craiglisters make some pretty interesting requests. This week a Craigslist personal ad is given a...

    My Legs

    Shrouded in anonymity Craiglisters make some pretty interesting requests. This week a Craigslist personal ad is given a dramatic twist with the help of guest star Dileep Rao from "Drag Me to Hell...

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  • "About Me" is taken from a young woman who treats her dating profile like a twitter account, leaving a fractured tale of...

    About Me

    "About Me" is taken from a young woman who treats her dating profile like a twitter account, leaving a fractured tale of hangovers, broken ankles, and lost loves for all her potential suitors to...

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  • re: Thanksgiving: Taken from a widely circulated email from a neurotic family member detailing precisely how the rest of the...

    Re: Thanksgiving

    re: Thanksgiving: Taken from a widely circulated email from a neurotic family member detailing precisely how the rest of the family should prepare for thanksgiving, right down to the size of the...

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  • MISSED CONNECTION: Missed Connections finally get their due...staged dramatization in the style of a Shakespearean tragedy...

    Missed Connections & Secret Tweets

    MISSED CONNECTION: Missed Connections finally get their due...staged dramatization in the style of a Shakespearean tragedy. SECRET TWEET: Anonymous secrets submitted as tweets to SecretTweet.com...

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  • MY WOMEN: A crass, crude but at times poignant Craigslist ode to love and ex's. 
DICTIONARY FOR DECODING: Based on a...

    My Women & Dictionary for Decoding Women's Personal Ads

    MY WOMEN: A crass, crude but at times poignant Craigslist ode to love and ex's. DICTIONARY FOR DECODING: Based on a Craigslist rant: Harry the puppet teaches you how to read between the lines of an...

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