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Swift leaves a blank space on social media


Zero posts, zero following, and 102 million followers: this is what the mega popstar, Taylor Swift’s, instagram account looked like back in August. Fans were left utterly confused when they clicked on Swift’s social media pages, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, just to find a blank profile picture, deleted header, and no feed. Even her website turned black, stripped of all content. Many wondered if she was taking a break, dealing with hackers, or preparing for her new album.
This online disappearance didn’t last long though, as a few days later Swift posted a mysterious clip of a snake slithering back and forth on her social media pages. Fans took this as a sign of a new album release. Since her 2006 debut, Swift has been consistently releasing a new album every two years. However, her last album, 1989, was released nearly three years ago, so fans have been anxiously waiting.
Swift isn’t the first to vanish from social media to promote a new album. Back in 2014, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, turned all his profile pictures black and wiped all his feeds clean to promote his album Because The Internet. Also, The Weeknd deleted all his instagram posts in Sept. 2016 to promote his album Starboy.
Fans’ theories of a new album were confirmed Aug. 24 when her song “Look What You Made Me Do” was released. According to Billboard, it was an instant success as it was Swift’s fifth Hot 100 No. 1 song, broke the 2017 record for highest weekly streaming and sales sums, and broke the record for highest weekly streams ever for a song by a woman.
Regarding the rest of her upcoming album, Reputation, not much information is known as Swift has been denying interviews and avoiding paparazzi. Fans will have to wait until Nov. 10 when her album releases to see what Swift has up her sleeve.

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Swift leaves a blank space on social media