Early Instagram employee: The app is like ‘a drug that doesn’t get us high anymore’

The day after she learned that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were abruptly leaving the company, Bailey Richardson decided the time had come.

Like almost 70 percent of Americans who’ve ever ditched or taken a break from social media (according to Pew Research Center data) she’d become disillusioned with Instagram -- the posing, the status seeking, and her own general lack of feeling good when using it. Writing to her 20,000 followers on the service in one final...

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