Is your Instagram account public or private?


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Privacy is important to me, especially in my personal life.

For awhile I had my Instagram page public, but a few months back I changed the setting to private.

You just never know who is lurking on the other side of the screen.

My account was on private and I received a request. I did not recognize the lady in the photo and did not accept the request for a couple of weeks.

Once I accepted the request I looked through her photos and I still did not know where I knew her from.

Maybe we worked together at one of my old jobs or maybe I knew her from college.

She did not post anything right away. Then one day she liked every single one of my pictures.

I thought that was strange. I started thinking maybe she was drinking or bored.

She commented on some of my pictures. Then she sent me a direct message asking where I got my tattoo work done.

She said I should post more photos of my tattoo. I said maybe someday I will.

Then a couple weeks later it suddenly dawned on me that she was a he. As I read one of her post I realized I had not been talking to her. I was talking to the man that was in the pictures with her.

I had been talking to a man the whole time. Now it all makes sense.

Have you ever had a strange experience?

What is your social media preference public or private?

Author: Forever Serene

I write about life, poems, narcissists and trying new things. Currently, I am taking a break from blogging. I am busy trying new things and living my life.

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  1. I’ve had fake Johnny Depps, and Keanu Reeves, and Chris Pratt…claiming to be these people. Some of them very convincing. I got talking to one and he told me there are hundreds of men that literally just look for pretty, vulnerable women, that like these movie stars, and they find you by you putting up comments on the fake fan accounts pretending to be them, and role-playing. Many of these men are rich and bored, and they enjoy picking on vulnerable women and slowly getting them to trust them, and flattering them, making them feel special. And playing games with them.

    There are loads of them. This particular one told me the truth, because he could see I was intelligent and not easy prey. He actually respected me for it, and warned me to stay off all the fan accounts. And don’t comment on them. He said the same about Facebook as it’s the same there. As soon as they get found out, they just either change account and/Or be another famous actor. The women come in hoardes he says. They hardly have to do anything. And some women are very lonely and lacking emotional attention, starved of affection and love.


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