Facebook and Instagram have been in the center of attention for a while now, and one of the reasons is “Instagram for kids.” After the company’s private information leaked (and eventually got published), the controversial app has been suspended, at least for a while. Instagram is now introducing some new features that will not prompt teens to use the app, but rather to take a break from it.
According to a recently leaked internal report, Facebook is well aware of how bad Instagram’s influence on teenagers is. The report caused quite a stir, so the company will soon be forced to publish its findings.
Facebook’s controversial “Instagram for kids” got under the spotlight again. The company’s own internal report has shown that Instagram has been causing mental-health problems in teenagers, especially girls, including even suicidal thoughts. After the report has leaked, Democratic lawmakers have started calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again to drop the project.
You know how seemingly random Instagram’s algorithm has been ever since it stopped being chronological? Well, that’s about to change, at least up to a point. Instagram is currently testing a feature that lets you choose Favorites among the people you follow. This way, their posts will always show up in your Feed first.
When we scroll through Instagram, it seems like almost everyone is living their best life. Everyone’s hair looks perfect; everyone’s smiling, everyone’s children are well behaved… But I learned a long time ago that Instagram isn’t reality.
I still sometimes have to remind myself that there’s a lot more hiding behind those seemingly perfect lives, bodies, pets, children, travels, and meals. So, I made a little collection of posts that show what Instagram would look like if people were honest in the captions under those flawless images.