Instagram has become the most popular social media platform among teens from all over the world. You can’t deny it, we all check Instagram regularly. The stream of infinite content and the simple idea and concept behind the platform never gets old.
When you post a new selfie on Instagram, you know that every person you are connected to in real life is going to see your post, whether or not they tap the like button and they judge you subconsciously. Because of this, Instagram can be a real anxiety for many teenagers.
Your Instagram profile defines who you are
However, as Instagram continues to push through in building up online identities, there is a new change that is coming to the method that Instagram is used.
What is Finstagram?
I first heard about ‘finsta’ a few months ago, one of my friends, took out her phone, we snapped a ridiculous selfie, and she immediately shared it on Instagram. I was terrified, how could she post a photo of me on her Instagram without asking! She didn’t even add a filter, and it wasn’t a picture I wanted everyone I know to see! I instantly said did you really just post that on Instagram?! she told me don’t worry I only put it on my finsta. I was super confused.
How does Finstagram work?
I have learned that posting on Instagram is like doing art. It can take a lot of time for me to post a picture on Instagram. We need to decide what image to post, ask buddies for advice on captions and use a perfect filter on the photo.
we spend this time because we think that everyone will see it on our profile and it can define who we are.
Finstagram is described by Urban Dictionary as :
“a mixture of Fake & Instagram. People, usually girls, get a second Instagram account along with their real Instagram accounts, to post any pictures or videos they desire. The photos or videos posted are usually funny or embarrassing. Only your closest friends follow this account.”
so basically finstagram is sort of a combination between the content you would post on snapchat but inside the Instagram app.
The fact that so many people are creating second accounts for a different purpose on Instagram reveals how strongly people are connected to the platform and how much more potential it actually has.
Wrapping it up
Instagram has the potential not only to grow users but also in time spent online. If users have to check two accounts, they will double the amount of time they are spending on Instagram; this will make them more likely to see and respond to Instagram ads.
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