A fascinating story out this morning of a young woman on Instagram who calls it quits. With over 800,000 followers, and a financially-lucrative account, the 18-year-old model named Essena O'Neill has shut down much of her account. More than 2,000 photos have been removed, and those that remain have new details on their true origins.
In her published statement, she says, "Without realising, I’ve spent the majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status and my physical appearance."
Her account is now named, "Social Media is not Real Life."
It's a fascinating look into the false vanity that pervades a great deal of social media... if we let it.