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For those who are weary of the staged, curated images people share on social networks like Instagram (as if their lives were truly that enviable), BeReal wants to be the antidote. It is finding favor with the college-aged crowd but there could be untapped opportunities for businesses to participate, too.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
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Links from this episode:
- BeReal, an app that focuses on authenticity, is surging
- BeReal Dares You to Be More Authentic on Social Media
- I tried BeReal, the ‘anti-social media’ app that gives users 2 minutes a day to post candid and unfiltered photos, and discovered I like it more than Instagram
- BeReal: the saviour of social media, or a dystopian nightmare?
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