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Wait One Damn Minute, Do People Actually Check The "Following" Tab On Instagram?

It's only for professional spies, right?

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But I'm getting ahead of myself! Let's start from the beginning.

Instagram. It's one of the apps we all use, sort of like Snapchat — that is, until Instagram started offering stories and filters.

We go there to share photos that make our lives look fun, like other people's photos that make their lives look fun, and have a whole mess of fun in the process!

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Here's a photo of me and my fiancé meeting Guy Fieri. This is peak Instagram. I probably wouldn't even have done this if not for the existence of this app — and YEAH, I paid $29.99 for his cookbook and he signed it.

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Right after posting this, I drooled over my phone as I constantly refreshed the "You" tab to watch every like and comment roll in. My dopamine receptors were on overload!

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But this...

"Joe_Schmo liked Joe_Blow420's comment: @Joe_Schmo nice"

"BrendanFraser_Fan69 liked 5 posts"

"Gigantic_MemeFart started following TinyMeme_fart"

What am I even supposed to do with this information? What's the point of it?! Why is this public?!

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I'm having a hard time imagining a purpose for this aside from exposing people for liking bathing suit vacation photos.

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  1. Does it make you uncomfortable knowing other people can see what you're liking, commenting, and who you're following (as soon as you follow them)?

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