Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Insta, Rinsta, Finsta

If you, like me, thought you were on top of tween and teen things because you knew what Instagram was, I have one thing to say to you ...

Get over yourself.

Unless, of course, you happen to also know what rinstagram and finstagram are. Then, I will gladly bow to you and concede that you are way hipper than I am.

I just found out about them this week.

According to Urban Dictionary (one of my favorite, if often eye-popping, places to hang out online):

Finstagram, finsta for short, is a mixture of Fake & Instagram. People, usually girls, get a second Instagram account along with their real Instagrams, rinstagrams, to post any pictures or videos they desire. The photos or videos posted are usually funny or embarrassing. Only your closest friends follow this account.
 
Then, in case you just landed a contract writing scripts for The CW or FreeForm (formerly) ABC Family, Urban Dictionary offers some simple, sample usage:
 
"Hey that picture you posted on your finstagram was so funny."

"That picture is so funny you should finsta it."

"Finsta that sh*t nowwwww!"

"Oh let's take a picture for my finstagram."

A rinstagram, meanwhile, is the "real" account, probably the one your daughter set up at first. This is her public persona, the face she shows the world. And, probably more to the point, this is the Instagram account that her parents know about.
 
Being perfect and popular is paramount on Instagram. This can lead to endless editing in a neverending quest for followers. 

What's interesting though, is that (despite the naming convention going on here) for a lot of girls, their finsta is realer than their rinsta.

Are you following?
 
Pretty pictures? Rinsta. Not so pretty? Finsta.
 
Happy thoughts about life? Rinsta. Darker thoughts about ... well ... the dark stuff? Finsta.
 
If you've had a particularly horrible week, you don't elaborate on it on your rinsta. You bare your soul (not to mention your zits) on your finsta. That's all good. But, maintaining two accounts can be time-consuming. And, we all complain that our kids are overcommitted already. 
 
Still, it's probably worth it. Tweens and teens, especially girls, are under so much pressure to look good. And, social media is all about revisionism and retouching. A finsta is a chance to stand up and say "I know the rest of it is bull. Here's my real life."

So the question of the day ... Should you ask to see your daughter's finsta?
 
C'mon. Get real.

If you've enjoyed this post, I invite you to order the book Lovin' the Alien here.      


 

9 comments:

  1. Are you worried about what your kids are doing on the internet and you don't want to be left in the dark ? Get easy access to their social network account and know what they are up to . Contact codelordexx@gmail.com for inquiries and also all other hack related services

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hire a hacker with expertise in python, code writings, website sql, penetration testing and supreme hacker skill for your discrete hack jobs such as email hack, facebook hack, ddos attacks, website hack, cyber espionage, remote hacks, server admin hacks, locating missing people, bakcground checks, phone taps, signal jams and remote traffic control hackware amongst other hack tool up for sale, also offering discrete young and beautiful escort services anywhere in the world, cyber security service, seo development, credit card top ups, money laundering services, bitcoin mining and investments, stolen eth for sale, and many more contact
      blackrazor@protonmail.com
      Text or WhatsApp: +16319929305

      Delete
    2.   ◾"FLEE FROM IMPERSONATORS"◾


             THEY'RE NOT REAL HACKERS

            JUST WANNA GET YOU RIPPED OFF!!


      Hello, 


      I am COREY RODRIGUEZ by name,  THE CEO of protocol & cybersheild hackers. 

       In this message, we will explain you how our organisation works.


       Read it carefully!! 

      Its reading will not take more than 10mins. 


               ◾SUCCESS STORY ◾


      For years now, We've helped  organisations secure data base,  so many sites have been hacked for different reasons of Job kinds (your purpose is not our interest,we just do what we are being paid to do)


       Especially;


      "CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORDS"!!!


       SOCIAL CYBER SITES KINDS!!


      MONEY FLIPPING!!


      BIT COINS MINES!!


      LOAD CCs!!!


      BLANK ATM!! AND VICE VERSA 


      but these are just  significant experience a good and effectively recognized organisation

      must firmly ascertain. 


                ◾"OUR  AIM HERE"◾


      TO ASSIGN A QUALIFIED AGENT OF SPECIFIC RANK TO PARTICULARLY ANY SORT OF CYBER ISSUES YOU INTEND WITH IN SHORT AND ACCURATE TIMING.


      you can also write us through:


      ◾Protocolhacks@gmail.com

      ◾Cybershieldnotch@gmail.com

      ◾Cybeshieldnotch@protonmail.com, 


      COREY ROD, 

      SIGNED...! 

      Thank you!!! 

      Delete
  2. Hire a reliable hacker for custom hack services; Do contact: Paul.bradley299@gmail.com or text: +14843905131. Clear your doubts, thank me later...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Paul.bradley299@gmail.com is a big scammer...N a con artist...Don't follow him..

      Delete

    2. •★COMPOSITE HACKS ★•

      Are You Seeking For A LEGIT PROFESSIONAL HACKER Who Will Get Your Job Done Efficiently With Swift Response?? CONGRATULATIONS, Your Search Ends Right Here.

      ★ WHO ARE COMPOSITE HACKS ???
      • We are a Team Of Professional HACKERS , a product of the coming together of Legit Hackers from the Dark-Web (pentaguard, CyberBerkut, White Hack and Black Hat,) we have been existing for over years, our system is a very strong and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas and directives.

      ★ JOB GUARANTEE:
      Whenever We Are been hired as a Team Hackers We typically only take jobs that We find somehow original, challenging, or especially helpful to the community. We’ve never wanted to sit around defending some video game company’s source code from network intruders – We prefer to help nonprofits, private investigators, Private Individuals, government contractors, and other traditionally underserved populations. 
      And We’d rather match skills against the best in the field of state-sponsored hackers engaged in economic espionage than put some kid in prison for pranking the phone company. When a company tries to hire Us, the first question I ask is: “Who is this going to help?”
      I know COMPOSITE HACKS is Well known for LEGIT HACKING SERVICES, but i always try to avoid people thinking We’r proud or making Many individual think its only the big companies that can hire Us, fine, here is Our mail: “”””compositehacks@gmail.com”””” You Can Reach Out To Us for Your Desired HACKING Services Ranging from:
      * Penetration Testing On your Website.
      * Phishing
      * Jail Breaking.
      * Phone Hack: Giving you access to the Target’s Call Log, messages, chats and all social media Apps .
      * Retrieval Of Lost Files
      * Location Tracking.
      * Clearing Of Criminal Records.
      * Hacking Of Server, Database And Social Media accounts e.g Facebook, twitter, Instagram Snapchat etc

      ★ SOME SPECIAL SERVICES WE OFFER:
      * RECOVERY OF LOST FUNDS ON BINARY OPTIONS.
      * Bank Accounts Loading ( Only USA Banks)
      * Credit Cards Loading (Only USA CC’s)

      ★Our Team houses a separate group of specialists who are productively focussed and established authorities in different platforms. They hail from a proven track record Called “HackerOne” and have cracked even the toughest of barriers to intrude and capture or recapture all relevant data needed by our Clients. Some Of These Specialist Includes PETER YAWORSKI, FRANS ROSEN, JACK CABLE, JOBERT ABMA, ARNE SWINNEN And More

      ★COMPOSITE HACKS is available for customer care 24/7, all day and night. We understand that your request might be urgent, so we have a separate team of allocated hackers who interact with our Clients round the clock. You are with the right people so just get started.

      ★CONTACTS:
      * For Binary Options Recovery
      E-mail: Binaryoptionrecovery@gmail.com
      * For Other Hacking Services
      E-mail: compositehacks@gmail.com
      Wickr: compositehacks


      ★CONTACT US AND GET YOUR PROBLEMS SOLVED IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

      Delete
  3. Do you need hackers for hire? Do you need to keep an eye on your spouse by gaining access to their emails? As a parent do you want to know what your kids do on a daily basis on social networks ( This includes facebook, twitter , instagram, whatsapp, WeChat and others to make sure they're not getting into trouble? Whatever it is, Ranging from Bank Jobs, Flipping cash, Criminal records, DMV, Taxes, Name it,he will get the job done.He's a professional hacker with 20 Years+ experience. Contact him at dragonhhacker@gmail.com ... Send an email and Its done. Its that easy, Daura referred you

    ReplyDelete
  4. If you need to hack into any database, delete record, improve credit score, spy on whatsapp, text, phone, emails, as long as it's hack contact jack @v ia Email :: dhackerj7@gmail.com //. Whats-App ::+60167569133 he is great, you won't be disappointed, cheap and fast, he saved my relationship Tell him Loya

    ReplyDelete
  5. Need discrete cyber services as well as private investigative services look no further contact http://cyberspyne.wixsite.com/tornet

    ReplyDelete