A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #. Using hashtags on Instagram helps users tag content of a particular subject with the # symbol to organize and categorize photos.
#Don’t #overuse #hashtags. Make sure to use three to five per photo and only use hashtags that are relevant to your photo. We have compiled a lexicon of Instagram terms to help you categorize your filtered masterpieces correctly and brush up on your Instagrammar:
IG – The Instagram abbreviation (even though Instagram is one word!)
IGers – Instagram users/Instagrammers.
#nofilter – A photograph with no filter.
#foodporn – Images of mouthwatering food.
#selfie – A self-portrait, most often taken at arm’s length with your smartphone.
#tweegram – Sharing your image on other social networks, like Twitter.
#iphoneonly –Initially, Instagram was only available to those with iPhones. iPhone IGers make a point of sharing which phone they are using to capture their images.
#photooftheday – The photo of the day, the best photo in the tag each day is featured in a gallery .
#instagood – Features photographs IGers are proud of.
#instamood – A reflection of one’s mood.
Days of the week hashtags:
#mcm – Man Crush Monday: Your Man candy of the week.
#tt – Transformation Tuesday: IGers post ‘before and after’ images, sometimes related to their health endeavours or makeovers.
#wcw – Woman Crush Wednesday: Woman crush of the week. The equivalent of “Man Crush Monday”, for users who favour the female gender.
#tbt- Throw Back Thursday: A photograph from the past, uploaded on a Thursday. IGers upload old school pictures, sometimes just to show followers how far they have come in the looks department!
#fbf – Flash Back Friday: Similar to Throw Back Thursday, posted on a Friday.
#SelfieSunday: Self-portrait fun on a Sunday.
Kristin Ronné, CT Intern