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Wannabe Instagram Models Are Tagging Their Pictures As Video Games To Get More Views

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Today in “reasons why we should probably get rid of hashtags”:

#Blackops is a very popular tag on Instagram, with nearly 500,000 associated photos. So is #bo2 (Black Ops 2), with more than 300,000; #cod (Call of Duty) with more than a million; and, of course, #minecraft, with more than 2 million.

Well, it seems some enterprising aspiring Instagram models have figured out that tagging their pictures under these extraordinarily popular categories is a sure-fire way to attract to the attention of the internet and rack up those always-coveted “Likes”. Sigh.

2. “<3 #bored #bo2 #blackops2 #gamergirls #cheetahprint #girlgamer #girlsthatgame #ps3 #selfie”

3. “#quote #bored #xbox #allnight!! #alltheway #blackops #blackops2 #blackops #cod #md3 #nhl #13 #minecraft #halo #bored #me #myself #done #being #depressed, #im #me #and #im #happy #haircurly #everything #canadian #xoxo”

4. “#xbox360 #gaming #xboxone #ps3 #xbox #game #gta5 #playstation #ps4 #videogame #videogames #gtav #blackops2 #gamer #xboxlive #gamers #play #gta #callofduty #grandtheftauto #nintendo #like #games #grandtheftauto5”

5. “Search & destroy time #snd #bo2 #blackops2 #gamergirl #gamer #gaming #lookinugly #nomakeup #blackops #videogame #xbox”

6. “#bewbs #gamergirl #bigphone #note2 #xgn #clan #mlg #bo2 #blackops2 #halo #wsp”

7. “#callofduty #me #blackops2 #newglasses #bffeawwgth”

8. “#pokemon#callofduty#bo2#minecraft”

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Joe Bernstein is the Deputy Tech Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
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