Finstagram, the new social fashion of teenagers

After being born in the United States, Finstagram is also depopulated in Italy. Here's what it is, how it works and what it's really for

With about 20 million monthly active users, Italy is one of the countries in which Instagram is most successful. And, according to the statistics of Vincenzo Cosenza, 60% of the registered users are under 35 years old (9.5% between 13 and 18 years old; 20.6% between 19 and 24 years old; 16% between 25 and 29 years old; 12.7% between 30 and 25 years old). In short, the odds of your teenage child having an Instagram account are very high.

With all that entails, of course. Even Instagram is not exempt from the dangers of various social and messaging platforms: cyberbullying, hot blackmail, and constant confrontation/confrontation with peers. So, a little 'to control them a little' to see how it works, many parents sign up for Instagram and become followers of their little ones. It is not certain, however, that the move is successful: to "escape" from the control of adults, many teenagers enrolled in Instagram are adopting a tactic called Finstagram.

What is Finstagram

Social trend born in the United States, Finstagram is a neologism formed by the English words fake (false, fake) and Instagram and translatable as fake Instagram. These are accounts created with fantasy nicknames and with the intent to keep them secret from the eyes of friends and family all. For this reason, they are set with the highest levels of privacy and made private by those who decide to create one. In short, a sort of private social network within one of the most popular and active social networks of the last years. Usually, Finstagram accounts have few dozens of followers, carefully selected by those who manage it: the goal is to remain as incognito as possible.

What is Finsatgram for

As said, Finstagram accounts are created with the purpose of escaping the control of parents and relatives, but not only. According to some analysis, in fact, most of the users who create fake accounts on Instagram are teenage girls with relationship problems on social and looking for a "cone of shadow" where they can share photos and images more truthful and corresponding to their real way of being and not filtered by the canons of beauty or behavior in vogue today on Instagram. In short, a sort of youthful rebellion against the social appearance.