Instagram has many advantages as do all social media sites: they are fun and the creativity has no limitations.

Here are more advantages of Instagram:

Yet, creativity can become a problem.

Someone told me recently they refuse to use Instagram since the content is an illusion. Furthermore, if the content posted on Instagram is an illusion, all of Instagram is an illusion.

Is she right or wrong?

This post strives to support her position. Let's see:

Many sad people post good vibes quotes like these so no one knows they are terribly sad inside.

Mental health professionals would tell them to count their blessings. Therefore, they post gratitude quotes like these Perhaps they'll feel grateful and others will too.

However, their mood on social media worsens due to incidents like account suspensions. Here you will find reasons Instagrammers get their account banned:

Here you will find reasons Facebook users get their accounts banned:

In addition, people post fake Instagram posts. Here is more information: I even heard teachers teach students how to make fake Instagram posts so they know how to make real content when they are old enough.

Even the font used in Instagram and other social media content can be deceptive. Did you know there is a cursed text that is almost illegible yet surprisingly popular people put on Instagram? Here are examples if you want to see

Here you will find examples of more weird text:

Here are even more examples of crazy text:

People make it even harder to read the text they put on social media by typing upside down, backward, and sideways. Here are examples:

Even when people post fonts that are legible, they often plagiarize without giving source credit. Here you will find information about degrees of plagiarism and the consequences:

We have talked about fonts and posts. Let's discuss filters.

One of the main criticisms of Snapchat relates to the filters that twist teenagers' concepts of reality. Here are examples and more details of Snapchat's disadvantages:

Wrapping Up:
In closing, are you waiting for me to share uplifting words about the reality of social media?

I can't. I have none. However, if you use social media without blinders on, accepting of the situation that these are virtual worlds, you will enjoy and not be blindsided by the illusions of social media.

Author's Bio: 

Janice Wald is the founder of and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.