Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Differences in Instagram Accounts

Pretty much everyone is on Instagram now, from moms to teens to athletes to celebrities.  Being a 40-something mom, I've noticed a few differences in what 40-somethings post from what teens or 20-somethings post.  Here's what I've noticed:

40-something selfie

a little bit more close up than I like, but the 30-something in this photo looks great. ;)

Teen/20-something selfie

random selfie taken from google search

Notice the wide open doe eyes and the partly open mouth like she are about to say something or is in the middle of saying something.  Why do they all look like they are surprised?  Close up enough for you to notice the flawless skin.

No need to worry about camera positioning, because there are no wrinkles or chins to be seen.

The same pose even  holds true for boys! or young men.... whatever.

40-somethings drink posts

 I get a whole feed of instagram posts just like these ones.  Green smoothies, fruit smoothies, chia smoothies, whatever.  40-somethings love them some smoothies.  And love to share them on instagram.  Possibly to make me feel bad about my Mt. Dew choice.

20-somethings drink posts

nuff said

These folks are not judging me and my dew, thank you very much.

This, however, is seen on everybody's instagram everywhere.

Starbucks should be thanking their lucky stars for instagram.  Free advertising and nobody shuts it off or turns the channel.  I wonder if instagram owns Starbucks stock.... hmmm.

What 40-somethings do in their spare time

Run.  And take pictures of it.  Because if you didn't take a picture of your watch or your sneakers, then clearly you didn't run.

totally guilty as charged.

What 20-somethings do in their spare time

How 40-somethings use the hashtag

Three different instagrams, and ALL of them hashtag fitfluential.  GAG.  I swear if I see another fitfluential post I might just throw up.  Maybe I need to expand my instagram followings to people other than fitness freaks.  

How 20-somethings use the hashtag  
Not exactly sure what the hashtag "so" is supposed to tag, or "much".    Maybe I'll search the hashtag "so" and see what comes up.  Likes? and Like?  oh jeez.  Makes me wonder if they even know what the hashtag is supposed to be for.  

Update--just searched.  Ok, so maybe I'm the idiot.  2 million tags with the word "so" and 5 million with "much".  Pictures of everything from selfies, to Justin Beiber to people's kid to food.  Alrighty then.  I guess we live in a world of people who don't have a clue how to use the hashtag.  

All in all I do enjoy instagram and following people.  If I'm not already following you, send me a message and I will.  

Is there anything about instagram that bugs you?

#I #love #instagram #so #much 


Lisa said...

OMG! This is absolutely hilarious! I love it!

..:danielle:.. said...

I'm sad I did not make this blog post.

Rachel said...

hahah great post! I'm about ready to gag if I see another Fitfluential reference too. Serisously.

Oh and I also have to avoid the wrinkles and double chins. I guess the 30 somethings are just like the 40 somethings!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I had to laugh out loud about making sure our pictures include our shoes or our watch. so true! this was awesome!