These are cryptic messages adults miss but which girls hear loud and clear.A girl may post an image of a party a friend wasn’t invited to, an intimate sleepover or night out at a concert.“No one can see the actual number but you can sort of just tell because you keep seeing their name pop up.” To Show BFF PDA That broken heart necklace you gave your bestie? Now, girls use Instagram biographies – a few lines at the top of their page — to trumpet their inner circle.
“Likes,” after all, feel like a public, tangible, reassuring statement of a girl’s social status.
That’s not what the app creators intended, of course, but it does make psychological sense: as they become preteens, research shows that girls’ confidence takes a nosedive.
To Measure How Much a Friend Likes You In this case, a girl may trade a “like” — meaning, a friend will like her photo — in exchange for another tidbit of honesty: a 1-10 rating, of how much she likes you, your best physical feature, and a numerical scale that answers the question of “are we friends? Girls hope for a “BMS,” or break my scale, the ultimate show of affection.
As a Public Barometer of Popularity Instagram lets you tag your friends to announce that you’ve posted a new photo of them.
We are expecting to see an update on December 4th, 2017.
This update is going to be a major overhaul which may enable you to easily search for friend and friends of friends.
We might also be able to see the friends list of the people that we follow.
We provide an easy way to find someone to talk to in modern messengers like Kik, Skype and Whats App.
The competition for “likes” encourages creativity in young users, who can use filters and other devices to spruce up their images. — comforts parents haunted by the cyberbullying they hear about on Facebook and Twitter.
But Instagram’s simplicity is also deceiving: look more closely, and you find the Rosetta Stone of girl angst: a way for tweens and teens to find out what their peers really think of them (Was that comment about my dress a joke or did she mean it?
Girls do the app one better: they take photos of scenes where no person is present – say, a sunset — but still tag people they love and add gushing comments. But girls also do it because the number of tags you get is a public sign of your popularity.