Research + News | Topic: Instagram
Feb 11, 2019
Instagram Rolls Out Sensitivity Screens In The Wake Of Teen Suicide
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced on Tuesday that company is implementing changes that it hopes will stop younger users from being exposed to inappropriate content relating to suicide and self harm. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
YouTube, Instagram Among Most Popular Social Video Platforms For Gen Z, Millennials
Where do millennials and Gen Z get their social video content? Increasingly, it is on YouTube or Instagram. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
Instagram Meme Accounts Are Pretty Now
Teen girls are using a new format to express themselves and forge connections online. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2019
Instagram ‘Implicated’ In Teen Suicides As It Prepares To Merge With Facebook
It’s notable that until now, Instagram has managed to remain healthily detached from the issues that have plagued Facebook over the last twelve months. Read the full article here.
Jan 15, 2019
A Letter To Teens About The Science Of Popularity… And The Best Ways To Use Social Media
An excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happinessand Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships.” Read the excerpt here.
Jan 9, 2019
Teens Are Spamming Instagram To Fight An Apparent Network Of Child Porn
#dropboxlinks has gone viral after hundreds of users posted memes about the tag’s concerning material. Read the article here.
Dec 17, 2018
The NIH Is MRI-ing Kid’s Brains While They Instagram To Study The Effects Of Screen Time
The $300 million study follows 11,000 children at 21 testing sites across the country to assess how screen time, which includes mobile phone apps and video games, impacts their brain development and mental health. Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2018
How Teens Turned Instagram Into A Dating App
Dating culture is thriving on Instagram and other platforms popular with youth. Read the article here.
Nov 28, 2018
Instagram ‘Edges’ Snapchat As U.S. Teenagers’ Favorite Social App
85% of teens surveyed said they use Instagram at least once a month, compared to 84% for Snapchat. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2018
Instagram Remains Popular With Teens, Their Most Used Platform
Marking a major shift in social media trends, Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used platform among U.S. teens. Read the article here.