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Social Media Diet: How I (Almost) Never Went on Instagram

I never considered going on Instagram. I’d had enough trouble getting past my Facebook phase.

Last year, though, I was interested in buying a product and I saw that the previous year, they had a generous $100 discount for Black Friday, announced on their Instagram page.

I signed up for Instagram in mid-November. Somehow, it took some data from my Facebook profile — I had a name and a picture and only followed the product page.

In the following few days, I got 56 followers — some people who knew me, and mostly strangers…

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Bianca Zagan

Passionate about understanding how the irrational human mind creates our reality in 8 billion versions