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Research + News | Topic: Curating
Jun 10, 2022
BeReal App Is Instagram’s Next Rival For Teens
BeReal asks users to post one candid unedited photo a day. It can’t be “liked” or shared. There are no algorithms or ads. And teens are increasingly choosing a feed that is intentionally boring. Listen to the report here.
Feb 3, 2022
Social Media Filters Are Changing How Young People See Themselves
This article is part of a series of articles from Teen Vogue exploring how social media impacts mental health. Read the article here.
Dec 10, 2021
Teens Don’t Need ‘Finstas’ Anymore
Slang for fake Instagram accounts, finstas were the first place teens would post photos they didn’t want to share on main. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2021
Selfie-Image Problem: 9 In 10 Young Women Edit, Filter Photos Before Posting Them Online
Most young women in the survey said they’re frequently bombarded with tailored ads for beauty products and cosmetic surgeries. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2021
The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”
It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.
Sep 21, 2020
How Quickly Can A Girl Go Viral On TikTok?
Teens are making it big overnight, but that kind of fame can be a mixed bag. Read the article here.
Mar 16, 2020
Study Suggests That Excessive Self-Presentation On Instagram Can Backfire
New research provides evidence that how people present themselves on Instagram can influence how many “likes” they receive. Read the article here.
Feb 18, 2020
Teens Are Deleting Instagrams Almost As Fast As They Post Them
Regularly culling their feeds helps ensure teens are putting their best face forward and youthful transgressions don’t come back to haunt them. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Surgery For The Sake Of Selfies? What A Recent Trend In Cosmetic Surgery Tells Us About Our Self-Absorbed Culture
Listen to Albert Mohler talk about plastic surgery and the selfie culture on his The Briefing podcast. Listen to the episode or read the transcript here.
Feb 8, 2019
Selfie Harm: How Teens Edit Their Own Images To Be ‘Social Media Ready’
Teens were asked to use an app to edit and filter their images. Thankfully a majority of the students said they actually preferred their original portraits. Read the article here.