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Instagram lets users share their photos, and “like” and comment on their friends’.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.As 13 year-old Leah told me, “Just because people don’t write me a paragraph on Instagram doesn’t mean they don’t like me.” Rachel Simmons is the co-founder of Girls Leadership Institute and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls” and “The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Confidence.” Follow her on Twitter @racheljsimmons.Variety event in 2014, adding that husband John Legend also identifies: "He’s a bigger feminist than I am!Although most girls know to expect something from their closest friends, not getting one is seen as a direct diss, a parent told me.
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.
Secrecy is hardly new on Planet Girl: as many an eye-rolling boy will tell you, girls excel at eluding the prying questions of grown ups. From an early age, young women learn that to be a “good girl” they must be nice, avoid conflict and make friends with everyone.
It’s an impossible ask (and one I’ve studied for over a decade) – so girls respond by taking their true feelings underground.
While girls may seem addicted to their online social lives, it’s not all bad — and they still prefer the company of an offline friend to any love they have to click for.
(In a survey that would surely surprise some parents, 92% of teen girls said they would give up all of their social media friends if it meant keeping their best friend.) And, of course, likes aren’t everything.
They can strategically post at high traffic hours when they know peers are killing time between homework assignments.