Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Instagrams Ban on Hashtags

Instagram has a large amount of hashtags blocked from users using certain keywords.  Instagram, the social network site that allows friends to post photos and use #hashtags for keywords has put a stop to profanity and sex related terms.
Instagram is trying to stear clear from promoting: suicide or self harm, eating disorders, sexual acts and vulgar language.
Instagram’s Data Pack has a large list of hashtags that are seen as unsearchable.  When tagging a photo in Instagram, you can hashtag anything you like, but if your tag is in the “Data Pack List”, it is overlooked and meaningless.

Below are some of the blocked hashtags from Instagram:
Instagram Banned Hashtags

Their Reputation

Along with other Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram is very strict on it’s rules about pornography and obscene photographs. Instagram doesn’t want to be looked at as a porn site, it’s agenda is to share your story through photographs. Not be a perv and dirty their name.
Instagram is a photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that allows you to filter your photos and add them to other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Flicker, and Tumblr.
The photos are usually put into a distinctive square shape and in many cases decorated with borders and colors.
Here are some of the filters you can apply to your images:
  • Amaro
  • Mayfair
    Photo Credit: Wikipedia
  • Rise
  • Valencia
  • Hudson
  • X-Pro II
  • Sierra
  • Willow
  • Lo-fi
  • Earlybird
  • Sutro
  • Toaster
  • Brannan
  • Inkwell
  • Walden
  • Hefe
  • Nashville
  • 1977
  • Kelvin


These 12 Banned Hashtags Tell Us What Instagram Is Afraid Of Becoming – Business Insider
August 27, 2013
Instagram’s New Guidelines Against Self-Harm Images & Accounts – Instagram
Instagram – Wikipedia

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