Instagram model quits posting selfies to tell the truth about social media

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That feeling, the one where you anxiously wait for the 11th like on your latest Instagram selfie, is the reason why fashion and beauty blogger Essena O’Neill decided to quit social media last week.

After three years of posting YouTube videos, Instagram photos and Tumblr posts to more than 500,000 followers, the 18-year-old Australian says she realized the effect that all those likes and clicks had on her — and on social media users in general.

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