These are cryptic messages adults miss but which girls hear loud and clear.A girl may post an image of a party a friend wasn’t invited to, an intimate sleepover or night out at a concert.
The competition for “likes” encourages creativity in young users, who can use filters and other devices to spruce up their images. — comforts parents haunted by the cyberbullying they hear about on Facebook and Twitter.
But Instagram’s simplicity is also deceiving: look more closely, and you find the Rosetta Stone of girl angst: a way for tweens and teens to find out what their peers really think of them (Was that comment about my dress a joke or did she mean it?
Instagram, then, is a new way for girls to chase the feeling of being liked that eludes so many of them.
Instagram becomes an popularity meter and teens learn to manipulate the levers of success.
Whether you are a middle school girl, college guy or an artist looking to grow a following, it can be a struggle to get more friends on Snapchat.
Snapchat is very aware of this and is working to update their app.
We might also be able to see the friends list of the people that we follow.
We provide an easy way to find someone to talk to in modern messengers like Kik, Skype and Whats App.
It’s an impossible ask (and one I’ve studied for over a decade) – so girls respond by taking their true feelings underground.