Last week there was so much commotion about young instagram model Essena Oneill who decided to “quit social media” because she said it was fake. I decided to let it play out before I commented anything.
There’s been a lot of opinion battling between Essena, her old friends, and people all over the internet. On one hand, I see a girl who began to value her real life through virtual life, and couldn’t tell the difference between the two – only feeling validated by her followers and her likes. On the other hand, I see a girl who may have seen the light and decided to empower everyone else along the way, warning people to not get “brainwashed”.
Here’s the thing.
Social media is not bad.
It is simply what you choose to make of it. It is POWERFUL. And with power comes a lot of responsibility. If you don’t know how to use influence with integrity, it can become a very dangerous thing. And not just for you…for everyone who follows you.
Also, if you REALIZE that Instagram is simply everyone’s portfolio…a photo album really, then you can see it for what it is. Don’t compare your real every day life to everyone else’s highlight reel. People share what they WANT to share.
I promise you that there is NOTHING fake about what I’ve been sharing with you guys online since I started uploading videos in 2009. Social media has opened so many doors for me which may never have happened in the traditional entertainment world because of my ethnicity and the way I look. So I owe a lot to social media and to YOU GUYS for letting the public speak for itself.
ANYWAY…I filmed and edited a new video on Instagram hacks and the truth behind social media for you guys! It’s half silly and half very real. I myself spend a good amount of time getting good Insta pics, so to not let knowledge go to waste, I wanted to share with you my techniques!
Please comment below what you think about social media. Is it good or bad in your opinion. And what’s your Instagram!??