Since early May 2019, Instagram is officially testing hiding like counts in a few countries. Instagram wants its followers to focus on the content Continue reading “NEW ERA”
Is a moment of outrage allowed? I guess so.
I have written about my love for Naomi Wolf’s “Beauty Myth”, published in 1990, on a previous occasion. The essay explores how women were, and continue to be, alienated by unrealistic diktats around physical perfection, desirability and the constant staging of their bodies as sexual objects. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH – PART 2”
I recently stumbled upon the Instagram page of a very famous blogger who recently gave birth and has been bombarding her 10 million + followers with intimate pictures of her baby. The pictures feature her and the baby in the clinic room, in the arms of the father crying – the newborn baby’s every angle is given for the world to see. Continue reading “DIGITAL LIFE VERSUS REAL LIFE”
To paraphrase Loïc Prigent, who recently pulished “I Love Fashion But it’s Everything That I Hate”, I love Instagram but it’s everything that I hate too.
I love Instagram because it allows you to create a community of like-minded people, to discover new horizons and sometimes it even makes you meet beautiful people in real life. Continue reading “A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH INSTAGRAM”
If you thought that your selfies were totally innocent, you were wrong, apparently.
A study published in 2017 by the Florida State University suggests that people use different physical positions and manipulate camera angles when taking selfies, in an unconscious impression-management strategy. Continue reading “IMPRESSION-MANAGEMENT STRATEGY”
People often wonder why I don’t post more pictures of the kids.
The dear teenager has her own Instagram account and seeing as the teenage years aren’t generally the ones during which you feel most luminous and radiant, I would never post any picture of her without her explicit approval. Continue reading “GOING PRIVATE”
When you have a public account on Instagram and that you wish to reach a maximum number of people, there are two possible postures.
The first one is to consider that you influence others: the idea is therefore to increase your number of followers whilst only following a few, often institutional or celebrities accounts. Continue reading “MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL”
I have two very personal reasons to maintain my website and its related IG page: the two young ladies surrounding me at home. One is 4 years old (and we have time). The other one is almost 18 and, bottom line, is the core reason of all you see here. Continue reading “MEANWHILE, IN REAL LIFE…”