Instagram is the new thing for teenagers these days. Almost everyone has it. And the effects are dangerous for the society. Some people are on it 24/7 and will do anything to get more followers. Some people report that maintaining an account is too difficult, and takes too much time. And frankly, we all know most of the challenges are stupid. Or, at least they’re not my idea of fun.
Independent studies show that Instagram can make you depressed, and I agree with them. You could get caught up in being jealous of people, stalk your friends, or just plain mourn the fact that someone unfollowed you. Also, a lot of people let random people follow them, which defeats the purpose of a private account–if it’s even private. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want random people to see my photos. Do you? What a lot of people don’t realize is that your followers can stalk you. They can who you follow, your followers, and your posts. I think that’s kinda creepy, and if I follow a friend with a public account, anyone can see that I follow her. I don’t want that. I like my privacy, thank you very much.
Do you love to be seen in the public? Do you like it when your name comes up in google searches? If so, then Instagram is for you. However, most of us do enjoy a certain degree of privacy–don’t give it away.