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“Instagram is my edit of my life”: 10 switched-on celebrities get real about social media

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and repeat. Forever. We all know the drill.

It’s no secret that social media is the centre of our world. We’re a generation of scrollers and sharers, likers and tbh-ers, whose thumb muscles are working out before we’re even vertical in the morning. But while following the every move of celebville is one of our very favourite reasons to stay glued to our phones, it turns out that even people with millions of followers don’t always feel like they’re winning the influencer game.

Here are ten celebrities telling the truth about their love/hate relationship with social media.

“I will never get Twitter. I’m not very good on [a] phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails, so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me.”

Just like your mum, Jennifer Lawrence struggles with a phone – never mind Twitter.

“What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media… So we must try to use social media in a good way.”

Let’s all try to be more like Malala Yousafzai next time we’re hate-scrolling at 2am, shall we?

“I think – with all the social media stuff – we look at ourselves too much, and we just destroy ourselves when we’re way cooler than we know.”

Meghan Trainor knows that we’re so much more than what we see online.

“There is a certain creative freedom there that you can’t experience anywhere else

Rihanna uses Instagram to get her creative cogs turning. Tell that to your art teacher.

“I know it sounds weird, but I look up people all the time on it. Because I find people so interesting, and I’m curious about them. It’s a gateway to meet new people. I think the whole concept of Instagram is really cool”

Even Britney Spears isn’t immune to a sneaky Insta snoop session.

“I’m way flashier on Instagram and Snapchat because I feel like that’s what people want to see, and that’s I’ve always done, so I’m not going to stop. People want to see my cars and my purses. People love fashion. But that’s so not me.”

Queen of Snapchat Kylie Jenner uses social media to present different sides of her personality. The flashy sides, mainly.

“Instagram is my edit of my life.”

And her sister Kendall Jenner knows the power of Instagram too. We’re all life-editors these days.

“I’m just being me on Instagram, and that’s what I love about it. It’s definitely personal, and it’s, like, no one in my team would ever get my password for my Instagram. Like, that’s a no-no.”

For Zara Larsson, social media is a way to share her personal life with her fans. And it’s 100% her, guys.

“Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter.”

Different accounts = different posts for Gigi Hadid

“I actually love Twitter and Instagram. I do think it’s so strange to think that 20 years ago, people would never have known personal stuff about musicians and actors, but I like it. As long as I don’t obsessively overshare, it’s OK. And when I do overshare, it’s just, like, me saying, ‘I’ve got $7 in my bank account!”

Lorde loves social media, but knows when to keep secrets a secret. That’s why her hair is so big.


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