Jennifer Aniston recently joined Instagram earlier this month, despite having refused to do so for several years prior. Within 45 minutes, the actress infamously broke the record (and the app itself) for the time it took to reach one million followers, as fans flocked to follow her account.
In an effort to stop herself from becoming obsessed with the addictive app and her newfound attention online, Aniston has just revealed that, "I decided to get two different phones. So one sits in my office and when that [Instagramming] has to happen, I’ll commit to that."
The actress' initial reasoning for refusing to join social media was because she was afraid of being "consumed" by it. "The thing I don’t want to do, which was always a hesitation for me in the beginning, is be consumed by it," she told the Los Angeles Times. "I don’t want to become distracted like that. I already get distracted enough by other things in life."
But, Aniston was keen to explain that she was a big fan of what social media has allowed her to do with and for her fans.
"I’m very happy that it seems to have been a fun thing and that it seems to be well received. I could see how it’s fun to creatively put those little bits together, be funny, make fun of yourself and have fun just in general. And being able to connect with fans and it makes them very happy."