Vacation is supposed to be a time to take a break from it all. It’s an opportunity to decompress from stressful work and, sometimes, home life. While many of us also take a break from social media, there are plenty of people out there that just can’t let go. They still find it imperative to post updates every step of their holiday so as to make the rest of jealous. But what if you could keep up with all of those social media posts without having to be on your phone? Now, you can. All you have to do is hire a “social media sitter” the next time you go on vacation.
Ibis is a hotel chain in Switzerland that is now offering a pretty unique service to any of its guests. They can hire someone to make social media posts to their account for them. They call the service a social media sitter. The sitter is an Instagram expert and guaranteed to be an influencer. They’ll post photos and Instagram stories to your account for you—all you have to do is relax and enjoy your vacation. They’ll even reply to comments on your posts if you want them to! The result is an amazing vacation and a break from your phone, all while still making the rest of jealous.
The service is currently underway at resorts in Geneva and Zurich. What’s more, the service is totally free for guests at any of the Ibis hotels in these cities. That’s pretty impressive, considering most professional Instagram influencers charge as much as $3k per post! And you can count on getting some attention. One of the sitters available through the service is a fashion expert with more than 149,000 followers on Instagram!
The only catch is that the sitters are required to tag each post they make with #postedbysocialmediasitter. Your friends will know that it’s not you who is actually making the posts, but they’ll still be jealous because they’ll now assume that you’re filthy rich and have your own personal media assistant. The final result? You get a great vacation with more time to focus on enjoying yourself and the rest of us secretly envy you and your celebrity lifestyle.