I ended up coming off insta because I got fed up of all the fakeness, and I included friends' profiles in that. I set up a separate account so I could continue to follow my favourite music artists but that's it. I don't post anything myself and I don't follow any influencers either. It's all such a load of shit.
I think it's sad that kids these days live for likes and comments. But I think back to the mid to late 90s when the internet took off and I was at school (giving away my age now), and I remember the first time using a chat room. The buzz me and my friends got from chatting to other people anywhere in the world was kinda addictive. We wanted to be in the school library on the internet every day. I suspect that same feeling is what kids get today on insta, desperate for likes, comments and acceptance from other people, particularly celebs or influencers they follow. I'm old and wise to it now, but I can see the pull that it has for teens and kids, and I worry for my own kids when they reach that age of where they want a phone and to be on social media.
Personally, and as ironic as this sounds considering Tattle is a form of social media, I think social media is the bane of modern society. It's created a world where everything is fake, people are more obsessed with their appearance than ever before. It does have its benefits such as gives exposure to charity causes etc but for me the negatives far outweigh the positives