The case for having a 'finsta' as an adult
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Perhaps you’re familiar with “finstas,” the secondary Instagram accounts used primarily by Teens™ to post photos they don’t want to share on their primary accounts. (The word “finsta” is a portmanteau of “fake” and “Insta.”)
Finstas can house a wide variety of pics, from shitposts to risqué selfies to hyper-specific memes the user only wants their best friends to see. They’re generally private, with highly curated followings — it’s not uncommon for finsta accounts to only have 10-15 followers. Unless you’ve been invited to follow someone’s finsta, it’s generally impossible to tell who the account belongs to. It’s essentially a secret, unfiltered Instagram oasis. Read more…