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Instagram Don'ts

I love Instagram. The amount of time I can waste, looking through pictures, is absolutely ridiculous. However, just like what happens to every good new creation society gets exposed to, human beings are slowly making Instagram dumber every single day. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when posting a new picture, unless you want to perpetuate idiocy, of course.

1. Food: Let's face it. How many Starbucks cups and McDonald's Big Macs do we need to see on Instagram? We all know what they look like, and there is absolutely nothing you can do to turn them into relevant posts, not even adding a filter. So please, unless the food you are about to eat is along the lines of something gastronomic or aesthetically pleasant, keep the Kraft Dinner pictures to yourself.

2. Selfies: I'll keep this one short and sweet. I don't care how attractive you are. No one needs to see 73 pictures of you and your duck faces every single day, so please, get over yourself.

3. Legs: We get it. You are in your bathtub, at the beach or at the pool. How about actually taking nice pictures of those places (except for your bathtub; no one cares) instead of hiding them with your naked flesh? They all look identical either way. No matter where you take it, it's still a picture of your legs. Having 10 of them on your profile is useless.

4.Hashtags: You do not need to hashtag every detail of the picture you are posting. Oh, and hashtags can not be used as a substitute for the English language. If you want to write a sentence, drop them. Trust me, they do not make you sound any smarter.

5. "Tricky" pictures: Hey, genius! We are all aware of the fact that you can like a picture by tapping on it twice. You are not fooling anyone with your "let's see how fast you can tap the two dots" posts. Okay? Okay. 

6. No filter: The whole point of Instagram is to USE THE FILTERS. Don't want to use one? Fine, but no need to point it out. I don't see why you would expose your misunderstanding of the idea behind the social network.

I am sure I can come up with more pet peeves; after all, the Internet is filled with stupidity, but we do not have all day, so this is it for now!

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