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I know a lot of my friends are creating these accounts on Instagram called finstas. Finsta is student's fake (or second) Instagram account. I honestly think this is so stupid people are creating these accounts. I just have one account and am perfectly fine with it, why do people need 2

What are your opinions on creating a finsta?
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I googled "finsta" and it spat out another one of those "teenagers do bad stuff" articles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-finsta-the-darker-world-of-teenagers-and_us_57eb9e03e4b07f20daa0fefb
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I never really "got" social media so on the risk of asking the obvious I'd have to question why one needs two accounts.
The only thing that readily comes to mind would be so you have an account where you can post stupid and/or embarassing stuff without it being immediately linked to you (as we should be aware, the internet never forgets).

Now, if somebody is clever enough to set up a second account and manage it in a way where it takes more than two minutes to figure out who they are anyway they should also be clever enough to just not post things they don't want connected to their name.

But hey, by teen standards I'm old so maybe it's something I just don't get.
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mfritsch wrote:

I never really "got" social media so on the risk of asking the obvious I'd have to question why one needs two accounts.
The only thing that readily comes to mind would be so you have an account where you can post stupid and/or embarassing stuff without it being immediately linked to you (as we should be aware, the internet never forgets).

Now, if somebody is clever enough to set up a second account and manage it in a way where it takes more than two minutes to figure out who they are anyway they should also be clever enough to just not post things they don't want connected to their name.

But hey, by teen standards I'm old so maybe it's something I just don't get.


Im a teen and stuff my fellow teens do confuse me. But hey I guess if I'm on here then I can see why I don't understand.
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Posted 2/20/17 , edited 2/20/17
People really need to get over themselves, who gives a flying rat's behind what anyone thinks? It's not like any employer is going to hold your love of Yandere or memes against you, believe me on that.
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They need a reality check of some kind.
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People really need to get over themselves, who gives a flying rat's behind what anyone thinks? It's not like any employer is going to hold your love of Yandere or memes against you, believe me on that.


I wouldn't exactly say this. I know some places that have rejected a friend for his posting habits online (memes, drunken nights on Instagram/Twitter, and posts on Facebook). He's a bit younger than I am (I'm 32 and he's 24). In his rejection emails, it specifically cited images or posts (with links). Social media is one of the first things that our HR digs through before I can even get them into the room to interview them. They call it "culture acceptance" or something like that; as if they don't fit the company's social views then they probably won't make it to the interview room.
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I wouldn't exactly say this. I know some places that have rejected a friend for his posting habits online (memes, drunken nights on Instagram/Twitter, and posts on Facebook). He's a bit younger than I am (I'm 32 and he's 24). In his rejection emails, it specifically cited images or posts (with links). Social media is one of the first things that our HR digs through before I can even get them into the room to interview them. They call it "culture acceptance" or something like that; as if they don't fit the company's social views then they probably won't make it to the interview room.


Geez I thought the CAF was being a asshole about what I said and did. Who do you work for I would like to know so I don't inadvertently support their worthless behinds.
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Geez I thought the CAF was being a asshole about what I said and did. Who do you work for I would like to know so I don't inadvertently support their worthless behinds.


It's pretty common with just about any IT-based company, to my knowledge. It's mostly because if you can't mesh with the "dynamic" of the company that they don't really see you as a valid candidate. Even when I've applied for tech positions (recently, as I'm trying to get out of the company I am now) - I'm asked why I don't have a Facebook or Twitter profile that links to any of my emails or aliases (it brings up "red alarms" in HR departments). It all depends on the field - seeing as I've applied for some biostatistic analyst positions and nobody has asked me about my social media. IT? Every. Single. Time.
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I didn't even know what a finsta was until you mentioned it haha. Seems kinda silly to me.
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Posted 2/20/17 , edited 2/20/17
Honestly, it does not seem a bad idea if you are going to post stupid crap anyway. Might as well have a private outlet for your zaniness. I do not really see anything wrong with this. This seems like a great compromise.
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I didn't even know what a finsta was until you mentioned it haha. Seems kinda silly to me.


All I could hear was that line from Rocky & Bullwinkle:
"I've done it, Igor, I've created a Finster!"
"You mean a 'monster'.."
"His name is Finster."
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It's pretty common with just about any IT-based company, to my knowledge. It's mostly because if you can't mesh with the "dynamic" of the company that they don't really see you as a valid candidate. Even when I've applied for tech positions (recently, as I'm trying to get out of the company I am now) - I'm asked why I don't have a Facebook or Twitter profile that links to any of my emails or aliases (it brings up "red alarms" in HR departments). It all depends on the field - seeing as I've applied for some biostatistic analyst positions and nobody has asked me about my social media. IT? Every. Single. Time.


So Big Brother is real huh.
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ninjitsuko wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

Geez I thought the CAF was being a asshole about what I said and did. Who do you work for I would like to know so I don't inadvertently support their worthless behinds.


It's pretty common with just about any IT-based company, to my knowledge. It's mostly because if you can't mesh with the "dynamic" of the company that they don't really see you as a valid candidate. Even when I've applied for tech positions (recently, as I'm trying to get out of the company I am now) - I'm asked why I don't have a Facebook or Twitter profile that links to any of my emails or aliases (it brings up "red alarms" in HR departments). It all depends on the field - seeing as I've applied for some biostatistic analyst positions and nobody has asked me about my social media. IT? Every. Single. Time.


I'm in engineering design and my company would like nothing more than have employees with zero outside social media accounts because they're so paranoid that people would leak company sEkeRtz
Posted 2/20/17 , edited 2/20/17
Jesus
kids under 18 shouldn't have an instagram in the first place
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