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Social Media Basics: Instagram Stories

Conceptos Básicos de las Redes Sociales: Instagram Stories

“Wait, say that again!” you might overhear, as your son or daughter pulls their phone out to capture something funny, clever, or embarrassing thing that you, your spouse, or one of their siblings or friends just said, that they plan to share to their Instagram (IG) story.

Instagram story is arguably where teens are most prolifically sharing on social media these days for a number of reasons. If your teens have a smartphone, chances are they’re participating in IG stories to some extent and, while not all bad, it’s important to be tuned into precisely what’s going on there. In order to best understand this platform and your teens’ use of it, let’s take a look at its history, features, and the “why” behind teens’ use of it.

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Leah Murphy

I love Kanye West and Jesus Christ... not in that order. I like sunflowers, adventures, dancing, and good music that matters. I'm constantly looking for what is true, good, and beautiful in everything around me. I have a deep desire for authenticity in all things and I'm pursuing heaven on a messy little journey that Jesus is making beautiful with new mercies every day.