35 DOs And DON'Ts Of Instagram, As Learned From Celebrities Instagram should be reserved for preserving the happiest of memories, not for exhibiting your high level of social media vanity. There's a fine line between "look at my cute charming life!" and indulgent bragging. Here are some lessons learned from those showboating celebs.
DON'T take photos of your food.
Not with Instagram, anyway. Remember that the nostalgic camera lens automatically turns any food into moldy, refried barf. Proof: this corn dog that Jessica Alba ate once. (Or maybe she didn't — who knows?)
Some pork that Jessica Alba ate in Shanghai.
DON'T take a photo of yourself wearing hipster glasses.
Unless one of the tags is #poser. (via Jessica Alba's Instagram)
DON'T take a photo of yourself trying to be a hipster.
"We're trying to be hipsters." -- Jessica Alba.
DON'T take a photo of your Starbucks latte.
DON'T take a photo of your emo bangs.
DON'T take a photo of yourself in the mirror.
DON'T post photos from your "Girls' Night Out."
Unless there are lesbian undertones.
DON'T take photos of your shoes.
Unless these are your shoes...
Whatever this pose is, DON'T
Also, whatever this pose is, DON'T.
DON'T take a photo with your head cut off.
DON'T take a photo of your feet.
DO post anything involving glitter.
Ke$ha, covering herself with gold glitter.
DO take a photo of a toilet.
Unless you feel like it might be a symbol for your career. Drake's toilet.
DO post a photo of yourself being incredibly brave as you undergo a medical procedure.
Jessica Alba, getting her second piercing re-pierced.
DON'T post a photo of yourself at the gym.
DO post photos of any anomalies.
DO post any photos of yourself interacting with exotic animals.
DON'T post photos of only yourself.
Lady Gaga has no friends.
It's NOT COOL to hint at suicide.
Or look insanely depressed.
DON'T post photos of yourself from the backseat of a car.
DO post a photo with famous comedians.
It shows that you love to laugh. Drake with the
Parks and Rec gang.
DON'T post a photo of yourself making Duckface.
DON'T post unnecessarily gratuitous photos.
Ashley Tisdale. Probably an outtake from an
FHM shoot or something.
DON'T post a photo of yourself, laughing alone.
DO post a photo of yourself with a "Friday Night Lights" cast member.
DO post artsy photos of yourself.
DON'T post gratuitous PDA photos.
DON'T post a photo of your creepy eyelashes.
DO take photos with children, even if they aren't your own.
DON'T post a photo of yourself looking at your own ass.
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