Parents, start your freak out engines: teens are now posting random photos on Instagram so they can talk to their friends underneath, in the comments section, without their parents noticing.

"Esoteric acronyms are sooo 2011," said Stephanie, a 14-year-old girl that I just made up. "My parents check my Facebook and text messages. But they don't understand what a Valencia filter is! LOLZ!"

When will adults realize that there is absolutely nothing they can do to stop teenagers from chatting with each other without parental supervision? By the time they catch on to Instagram, those wily kids will be obsessed with some other medium that hasn't even been created yet.

I recently found a note in my childhood bedroom that I remember my friend passing me during an 8th grade science class; she told me, in the made-up language we called "doubletalk," that she had given a boy a "hitigand jitigob." In conclusion: give it up, and let your kids use Instagram. Unless they're obnoxious and rich.


[The Daily]