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Annemarte Moland works for the state-owned broadcaster NRK. She first came across the online community a year ago when she travelled to a small Norwegian town to research a story about three teenage girls who had killed themselves. One of the girls had a private Instagram account where she had "The police told me she had a 100 followers across the country, but they didn't do anything more with it," Annemarte says. ...Read More
Great piece by @shivaaaamm, teen journalist for i-D Magazine, writing about his generations experience with politics online. "Neo-fascists are using social media platforms to spread racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism. " ...Read More
This story is currently breaking the internet. 'I Was Caroline Calloway Seven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I’m ready to tell my side of the story. By Natalie Beach.' ...Read More
"The world’s first piece of digital couture created by The Fabricant and worn by Johanna Jaskowska sold for $9,500. But how does one ‘wear’ the couture? There is a 28-day window for the couture’s new owner to provide a photo of the future wearer to the creators in order ...Read More
"Today’s culture is somehow both mega atomized and blandly conformist, because the most interesting things that are happening are happening below the surface, out of view." ... "For years we were warned that the free Internet would be gated by corporations, but actually it’s been gated by the public. We’ve ...Read More
"Facebook chose one of the busiest news days in American politics this year to admit that millions more Instagram users were affected by a security lapse than it had previously disclosed." ... "The timing of the announcement was the equivalent of Facebook “mumbling it under your breath while someone is playing loud music and hoping no one will hear,” he said. “The crazy thing is that they think they can still do this … They are acting like they’re still a cute ...Read More
This share is really cheap, but I have been considering IG for a long time and I firmly believe it creates false realities and perpetuates human insecurities by praying on habitual feedback brain function. I cannot imagine the pressure of being a child in the Instagram competition. There's a lot more here than this article even goes into, but I suppose at least clickbait articles such as this one pericing the teenage membrane is better than not at all.