‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy – but they’re always real

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Don’t believe everything you read about “finstas,” the secret Instagram accounts currently puzzling the internet. Rumours swirl about teenagers sharing pics of sex and drugs on their finstas, but in reality, teens are using these accounts to show their real, authentic selves. And, they’re actually pretty damn dorky.

A finsta is a second-or fake-Instagram account used by teens and young people to share photos they’d rather not post on their main accounts. These private accounts often have a considerably smaller and select following. For many young people, these public-facing Instagram accounts are often highly curated and can contain heavily filtered and Photoshopped images. So, what exactly are people sharing on these private, and highly mysterious, accounts? Read more…

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