The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over

A pink wall
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As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic. Photos that play into these trends perform so well on Instagram that the look became synonymous with the platform itself, then seeped into the broader world. Even if you don’t use the app, you’ve undoubtedly encountered an “Instagram wall,” a pop-up experience like the Museum of Ice Cream, or a brightly patterned restaurant bathroom just made to be photographed.

Read More at : https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/influencers-are-abandoning-instagram-look/587803/

What Is Instagram, Anyway?

What Is Instagram, Anyway?

Here’s what Instagram is all about and how people are using it

Hand holding mobile phone showing Instagram grid of 3X4 photos.

 

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What is this trendy thing called Instagram that all the cool kids seem to be into? It’s been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody’s new obsession with mobile photography. Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone.

An Intro to Instagram

Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an Instagram account has a profile and a news feed.

When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on your profile. Other users who follow you will see your posts in their own feed. Likewise, you’ll see posts from other users whom you choose to follow.

Pretty straight forward, right? It’s like a simplified version of Facebook, with an emphasis on mobile use and visual sharing. Just like other social networks, you can interact with other users on Instagram by following them, being followed by them, commenting, liking, tagging and private messaging. You can even save the photos you see on Instagram.

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Instagram worst social media app for young people’s mental health

Instagram worst social media app for young people’s mental health

(CNN)Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK.

Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people aged 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health and well-being issues such as anxiety, depression, self-identity and body image.
YouTube was found to have the most positive impact, while Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter all demonstrated negative affects overall on young people’s mental health.

Instagram Top 5 Members With Most Followers

Instagram Top 5 Members With Most Followers

156.8m Followers, 797 Following, 4181 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Ariana Grande(@arianagrande)

151.7m Followers, 59 Following, 1496 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Selena Gomez(@selenagomez)

145.6m Followers, 370 Following, 4279 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from @therock. 141.1m Followers, 114 Following, 4845 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Kim KardashianWest (@kimkardashian) 137.4m Followers, 127 Following, 5948 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Kylie(@kyliejenner)