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January 24, 2017

The Secret World of Finstagram: The Last Sacred Form of Social Media

If you are under 20 years old you probably have a finsta (a fake-instagram account that is under an unrecognizable username and kept private) or at least debate making one daily.  Even I have a secret finsta, sorry mom and dad,  I'm not cool or even up to date on the latest young people trends but I know having a finsta is hot.  Finstagram is filled with some shocking usernames (I choose to keep it clean but to each her own), unflattering and unedited pictures, and captions that you wouldn't believe were published to the internet.  A few months ago I was so over Instagram, I even wrote an article about it, but my love has recently been revived.
The irony of finstagram is that it is so real, there is nothing fake about it, except possibly the profile pictures, as mine would indicate I am a veggie burger.  The real fake insta accounts are the ones that are public to the world and perfectly polished, while the private accounts are as real as it gets.  Finsta accounts are totally raw, you won't find a single perfectly edited brunch shot or an airbrushed selfie, if you do that ain't a finsta.  My latest finsta post is a video of my sneezing on a loop, its hilarious and horrifyingly unflattering, but that is what finsta is for.  Its kind of refreshing to share things with the people who you are most comfortable with and not have a single worry what your feed looks like.  Its a judgement free zone for a rant or a rambling, a food shot that didn't quite get that good lighting, and a place for real no makeup selfies, not the ones under the hashtag #iwokeuplikethis.  I think having separate instagram accounts is a fabulous thing, I love my pretty @mermaidwaves feed, my aesthetic is self titled "moody and hungry fashion-chick", but I also love my anti-feed finsta, which is a mess of selfies, screenshots, and snacks.

Finsta is seemingly the last scared social media spot for us Generation Z babies, and that is what is so charming about it.  And no, I'm not telling you my finsta handle.

Do you have a finsta?  Love it or Hate it?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.



  1. I find it very cute . .. Really nice ?? Amazing total look
    I love so much this your looking:)

  2. Hahah honestly I've never heard of having a "finstagram" but your picture with the pizza is too cute!

    xo Kelsey |

  3. I feel so old! I had never heard of this before. Thank you for opening my eyes though!
    victoria |

  4. I have never heard of "finstagram" but I'm also 25 ahhh so old!!! lol. Love your denim top in your pic!

    x - Leah

  5. I'm 19 and had never heard of such a thing...maybe it's more popular where you're from/non-existent where I'm from? Interesting concept though hahah!

    1. Interesting! Maybe it's just hot around me? All my friends have two accounts lol!


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