I found this article particularly interesting becasue we totally teach that you have to keep a "clean" image on social media. We teach that your personna on social media is important and people look at it and make value judgements. Have the kids found a way to get around the rule???
I also find it interesting that there is a need for a real and fake identities.... too bad they seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Read on ...
If you ask anyone under the age of 21 where they post most frequently on Instagram, chances are they'll tell you it's to their finsta.
Finsta stands for "fake instagram." It's a separate, locked account with a nonsensical name that teens use to share everything from bad selfies, emotional rants, funny memes, screenshots of texts, homework help and more to a small, select group of friends.
Unlike a teen's "real instagram" or "rinsta," where their image is carefully curated for public consumption, finsta is intimate and messy and, according to every teen we spoke to, way more authentic than their main profile.