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The 10 Unspoken Rules of Instagram

Things that everyone "should follow" according to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students.

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Everyone has rules that they live by with their social media, so I thought it would be cool to ask some people what their rules were. Starting with asking my thirteen-year-old sister, then sixteen-year-old sister, and some college friends, who told me what to do and not do on Instagram.

Rule #1: No more than one post a week if any

This rule was made by my thirteen-year-old sister; I think most people stick to this unless on vacation or something exciting.

Rule #2: Don't have the same person in all your posts

This rule is dumb, and my sister has too many friends apparently because I post about a solid three different people and am not ashamed.

Rule #3: Commenting on but NOT liking the picture

If you do this, you're the actual worst.

Rule #4: Liking your own pictures

Okay, let's be real...if you have a finsta, you def like your insta pics with it. (If you're saying you don't, you're lying).

Rule #5: Having an excessive story

No one wants to see this _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when they click on your name; they aren't going to watch. Keep it to ______ ______ for everyone's benefit.


Unless you are Jennifer Aniston telling her fans to ask questions, no one cares. We all just wanna know how Jennifer looks so hot at 40 years old.

Rule #7: Don't edit your pictures too much

We all will realize you're not that tan when we see you and your skin isn't that clear, sorry not sorry.

Rule #8: Stop posting bikini pics like you're a supermodel

You're making us all jealous, or you're just getting made fun of behind the screen for being self-absorbed.

Rule #9: Don't double post

We understand you are having an amazing time and that's why you want to double post but there is a fix for this: POST MULTIPLE PICS SO PEOPLE CAN SWIPE (you'll get more likes this way)

Rule #10: Have fun with it

Post what makes you happy, not what you think other people want to see. This is your page, not anyone else's.

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