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    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.

    1. DON'T take photos of your food.

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    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?)

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    Some pork that Jessica Alba ate in Shanghai.

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    Justin Bieber's steak.

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    Some weird string cheese thing that Kim Kardashian likes to eat. The beginning stages of the saddest pizza ever?

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    Ke$ha's Disaster Soufflé.

    2. DON'T take a photo of yourself wearing hipster glasses.

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    Unless one of the tags is #poser. (via Jessica Alba's Instagram)

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    Emily Osment.

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    Justin Bieber.

    3. DON'T take a photo of yourself trying to be a hipster.

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    "We're trying to be hipsters." -- Jessica Alba.

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    Ke$ha.

    4. DON'T take a photo of your Starbucks latte.

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    Jessica Alba's Starbucks cup.

    5.

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    Taylor Swift's latte.

    6. DON'T take a photo of your emo bangs.

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    Justin's emo hair.

    7. DON'T take a photo of yourself in the mirror.

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    Maybe Zooey's just talking to Siri or something.

    8. DON'T post photos from your "Girls' Night Out."

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    (via Lauren Conrad's Instagram)

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    Rihanna and friends.

    9. Unless there are lesbian undertones.

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    Jenna Jameson.

    10. DON'T take photos of your shoes.

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    Dane Cook's boring-ass shoes.

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    Ugly shoes via the Kardashians.

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    An unflattering photo of Kim Kardashian's feet.

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    Justin Bieber's dumb shoes + jorts.

    11. Unless these are your shoes...

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    Lena Dunham's cute shoes.

    12. Whatever this pose is, DON'T

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    Dane Cook.

    13. Also, whatever this pose is, DON'T.

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    Jenna Jameson.

    14. DON'T take a photo with your head cut off.

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    Ke$ha's bottom lip + cleavage.

    15. DON'T take a photo of your feet.

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    Ke$ha's toenails.

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    Lena Dunham's foot.

    16. DO post anything involving glitter.

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    Ke$ha, covering herself with gold glitter.

    17. DO take a photo of a toilet.

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    Unless you feel like it might be a symbol for your career. Drake's toilet.

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    Justin Bieber's toilet.

    18. DO post a photo of yourself being incredibly brave as you undergo a medical procedure.

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    Jessica Alba, getting her second piercing re-pierced.

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    Tony Hawk.

    19. DON'T post a photo of yourself at the gym.

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    Ugh, Drake. What a showpony.

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    Oprah, chugging along on that elliptical.

    20. DO post photos of any anomalies.

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    Giant ketchup bottle (via Drake).

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    Zooey's giant zucchini.

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    (via Tony Hawk's Instagram)

    21. DO post any photos of yourself interacting with exotic animals.

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    Drake.

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    David Hasselhoff with iguanas.

    22. DON'T post photos of only yourself.

    Lady Gaga has no friends.

    23. It's NOT COOL to hint at suicide.

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    Oprah Winfrey.

    Or look insanely depressed.

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    Lady Gaga, again with no friends.

    24. DON'T post photos of yourself from the backseat of a car.

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    We get it. You have a chauffeur.

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    Skrillex.

    25. DO post a photo with famous comedians.

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    It shows that you love to laugh. Drake with the Parks and Rec gang.

    26. DON'T post a photo of yourself making Duckface.

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    Kim Kardashian, pouting for no reason.

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    Zooey, blowing the world a kiss.

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    Christina Millian.

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    Rihanna, blowing a kiss yet somehow making it look like a "fuck you."

    27. DON'T post unnecessarily gratuitous photos.

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    Ashley Tisdale. Probably an outtake from an FHM shoot or something.

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    Lady Gaga wearing a nude thong.

    28. DON'T post a photo of yourself, laughing alone.

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    There's not even a salad??? (via Adam Levine's Instagram)

    29. DO post a photo of yourself with a "Friday Night Lights" cast member.

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    Automatically endearing. (Taylor Swift with Zach Gilford.) <3 <3 <3

    30. DO post artsy photos of yourself.

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    How else are people supposed to know that you're interesting??? Rihanna, being interesting.

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    The Biebs, being all poetic.

    31. DON'T post gratuitous PDA photos.

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    (via Kelly Osbourne's Instagram)

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    Justin and Selena.

    32. DON'T post a photo of your creepy eyelashes.

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    They give everyone nightmares. (Can you tell who this is? I don't want to have to type it again.)

    33. DO take photos with children, even if they aren't your own.

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    Emmy Rossum with someone else's kid.

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    RiRi, with someone else's kid.

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    Justin and Selena, with a bevy of lil' randos.

    34. DON'T post a photo of yourself looking at your own ass.

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    Possibly the vainest thing you could do. (via Rihanna's Instagram)

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