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From Digital Instagram Models to Cyberbullying Education

 - Apr 28, 2018
Social media companies have been under a fair amount of scrutiny in recent weeks, but that hasn't changed their degree of popularity with users, as the April 2018 social media trends show. Whether because of the gamification inherent in the features of social media platforms or because of the more wholesome desire to simply connect with one's friends and family online, social media is as ubiquitous as ever.

It's important to be a responsible user on social media. Various news and new projects make that clear. A digital designer recently started an Instagram account with a model named Shudu, and it's quickly gained followers thanks to alluring and enticing imagery featuring the female. The thing is, Shudu isn't real — it's a completely digital rendering designed by the artists behind the account. Users unfamiliar with that conceit might strive to replicate Shudu's unrealistic, literally unreal beauty ideals. So savvy media consumption is a necessity in the modern social media landscape.