Instagram for Beginners (or How to Abuse Hashtags)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you won't want a thousand hashtags obscuring your pretty pixels.

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When following your friend or favorite Instagram photographer, you might be unfortunate enough to have a user who tends to write long captions using nothing but hashtags. It may look a bit like this:

#beautiful #cute #picstitch #fashion #love #summer #food #tbt #igers #jj #follow #girl #instamood #instagramhub #me #happy #webstagram #tflers #instadaily #sun #iphoneonly #sky #iphonesia #instagood #tagsforlikes #bestoftheday #nofilter #tweegram #picoftheday #photooftheday

That list was automatically generated from top-hastags.com — a site dedicated to helping Instagram users fill their captions with nothing but hashtags. To say that it’s annoying is a bit of an understatement, not to mention the fact that it completely decontextualizes your images. Besides, if a picture is worth a thousand words, you won’t want a thousand hashtags obscuring your pretty pixels.

If that doesn’t convince you to go on a hashtag diet, consider these graphics from visual artist Djordje Djukanovic. He also has opinions about those all-too-frequent photos of airplane wings from inside the airplane, nail art, dessert, Internet cats and not-so-sexy abs, but mostly he’s just trying to #hashtag.

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For more, visit Djukanovic’s personal site.