An 18-Year Old Internet Sensation on Her Instagram Addiction – It Is Not Real Life

Essena O’Neill– the 18 year old internet sensation had been earning thousands of dollars through modeling on Instagram. She had been sharing her pictures with 5, 80,000 followers. But that was not what this Australian teenager wanted. The whole scenario got changed last week as she deleted 2, 000 of her pictures from Instagram. She changed the name to ‘Social Media is Not Real Life’. Since then she has changed the captions of many of her photographs so that truth gets revealed. She launched a website also- ‘Let’s Be Game Changers.’

In a post on 27th October on Instagram she wrote-‘Without realizing, I have spent the majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status and my physical appearance. Social media, especially how I used it, is not real. It is a system based on social approval, likes, validation in views, and success in followers. It is perfectly orchestrated, self absorbed judgment.’

 

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