Spicy Curry Chicken with Garlic Spinach

Feb 25, 2019

Nicola Viola Wenz

All-time favorite social media platform: Instagram. Why? Because it's visual and believe it or not, but it actually helped me successfully bake a spicy curry chicken with garlic spinach and mango quinoa salad. In my dorm room. In less than 30 minutes.

I have to admit, the question above kept me pondering for quite a while and although I consider myself up-to-date with the latest trends and social media lingo, I do struggle to catch up with the ever-changing features that are being added to say, Instagram.

Not too long ago, Instagram's only feature used to consist of solely liking an image and following a person. Now, you are pretty much able to find anybody or screenshot a picture of someone and send it along to your friends for the later evening gossip party. With this in mind, I would be curious to know as to how many people have "screenshotted" an Image of mine since I first posted on Instagram in 2014. I am not sure as to how exactly this would change my personal posts but I do believe those who receive higher screenshot notifications for say, an exposed picture, would be more prone to either reducing the number of such posts or perhaps expanding depending on the purpose of their profile.

Privacy is an interesting domain. I say domain because people use and abuse it, altering its definition with every move. It is, in a way, a kingdom of flaws and rules and regulations that is supposed to protect and serve as a defender against foreign viewers; nonetheless there are so many ways to outsmart the Instagram privacy system. I myself am at fault of searching so deeply for someone that I do always end up finding them. I still struggle to find an answer to the question; nonetheless if I were to change something about Instagram, it would be privacy. I truly do not know how many people have a copy of my images and knowing would most certainly remind me to be careful of what I publish out to the World Wide Web.


Nicola Viola Wenz, a student in Jon Pfeiffer's Spring 2019 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the above essay in response to the following question: What are the features that you wish were on your favorite social media platform?

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