“I delete them [from my main account] to make a statement: ‘I don’t want to keep up with your life anymore,’” Mr. “Seeing the new life in pictures helps bring a certain closure,” Mr. “Then I know I’m totally fine with the relationship ending and I think it ends with another layer of healthiness to it.
It’s really turning the page for both people.”Other social media platforms have had similar effects, but Instagram is massive (just Stories has nearly twice as many users as Snapchat does), and other pervasive platforms, such as Facebook, are not as dominated by daily, visual updates.
Then it’s, ‘Ding, ding, ding.’”And though Instagram can offer more depth than an abbreviated Tinder or Bumble or Grindr profile, do not forget that it is still a curated highlight reel.
“I’ve had guys straight up refuse to believe that I’m me,” said Kris Kidd, 24, a writer and model in Los Angeles with more than 24,000 followers on Instagram.
Some of them use Instagram for their businesses; some for sharing photos of their kids; and some for distributing memes about hungover mornings and overeating.
And then there are those who use Instagram as a supplemental match-making tool.
In a thread on Reddit, users have documented experiments in which they altered various factors like how often they looked at a friend’s profile, or how often they liked photos on a profile, to see which ones had an effect on the order and which ones did not.
Meanwhile, the lists of users who have looked at each of your Story cards mean that you now have data — rudimentary and inconclusive, but still, data!
— on who exactly is obsessing over you today, tomorrow and yesterday.“The theory is that whoever are your biggest stalkers on Instagram are at the top,” Ms.
When men meet him IRL, they are surprised to find that his real-life personality is not as exaggerated as his Instagram persona.
“It’s a two-dimensional platform, which inherently means we can’t see everything.