Some time back I wrote a post on Medium explaining why I don't think that the kids these days and their Instagrams and their selfies portend the end of photography. It was a reaction to some fussy posts and articles I had been reading at the time.
If you don't feel like reading the whole thing, the gist is that people have been taking ugly snapshots forever; there are just more now because it's easier. But it's also easier to take some time to make the pictures not ugly. And that is great. More people have the opportunity to be artists now.