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A Field Guide To Instagram Food Hashtags

A Field Guide To Instagram Food Hashtags

A scientific look at the most popular food hashtags, and what they tell the world about you. If youve ever fallen down a rabbit hole of strangers #ootd (outfit of the day) or #struggleplates , you know how huge the world of Instagram hashtagging is. That mildly annoying/adorable flood of #TBT that hits your feed every Thursday? Thats 131 million people jumping on a bandwagon that started with some old Polaroids of one guys sixth-grade brace face. The scariest part is, those are just the most visible examples. There are thousands of acronyms, cryptic phrases, and nonsense words (#tweegram, anyone?) that people are adding to their photos right nowand sometimes getting tens of thousands of likes for it. There are 14-year-olds out there with more people following their every move than youve ever met, and dubious models who get dozens of marriage proposals a dayin the comments, of course. Choose the wrong tags, and youre telling the world that youre a 13-year-old girl who loves Hello Kitty and Pumpkin Spice lattes. Even in what should be the straightforward genre of food pics, there are distinct subcultures. They find each other by flashing hashtags like gang signs, throwing up #foodporn or #nomnomnom to prove their loyalty to the group. A #foodie would never take a pic of his morning Pop-Tarts, and someone whos always #hungry is never going to compose an artful shot of a single strawberry. So whats a wannabe food grammer to do? Choose the wrong tags, and youre telling the world that youre a 13-year-old girl who loves Hello Kitty and Pumpkin Spice lattes. Choose the right ones, and youll be admired by millions of your peers, leading to fame, fortune, and a sweet gig as an IG influencer. To help you find your true path, weve decoded the most popular food tags out therewhos u Continue reading >>

Worst Hashtag Fails Of 2017

Worst Hashtag Fails Of 2017

That #cleverhashtag may mean #somethingdifferent than you realize. Hashtags are not inherently dumb. In fact, they can be a pretty effectiveway of making sure a piece of content finds its intended audience in the chaotic swirl of the social media maelstrom. If hashtags seem dumb, it's because so many people are so bad at using them -- and some of those people tweet on behalf of big brands. Let's look at some of the incidents that gave hashtags a bad name in 2017. Dodge with #RoadkillNightsinAugust2017 To be fair, Dodge didn't do much wrong in this case. The carmakershould have reacted to the controversy more rapidly, but we can't expect brands to see the future and know exactly when a PR crisis will hit. Here's what happened : On the same weekend that anti-racism protestor Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist driving a Dodge Challenger, that very brand was sponsoring a drag-racing event called Roadkill Nights. Dodge tweeted footage of the races along with the hashtag #RoadkillNights. Outrage mounted up quickly, but Dodge was slow to take down the tweets. It didn't help that neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer reveled in the coincidence. Daily Stormer praised @Dodge for #RoadKillNights and the murder of Heather Heyer. These are still the top tweets on Dodge's Twitter timeline pic.twitter.com/aT4itwqxbu -- Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 14, 2017 Dodge didn't go looking for controversy, but when controversy found it, the companywas caught flat-footed -- and with a hashtag that was beyond unfortunate. Dorothy Perkins with #LoveDPinApril2017 D.P. are the initials of U.K.-based clothing brand Dorothy Perkins. Presumably, the people who run social media for the company weren't familiar with another sort of DP: double penetration, a hardcore sex act frequently fe Continue reading >>

Community Perspective: Humor And Diabetes

Community Perspective: Humor And Diabetes

Community Perspective: Humor And Diabetes Community Perspective: Humor and Diabetes Diabetes is a serious condition, but that doesnt mean you cant laugh about it once in a while. In fact, you probably should. Beverly S. Adler, also known as Dr. Bev, recently discussed how humor can be a powerful coping strategy for people with diabetes. She offered additional thoughts on the benefits of humor and laughter for this weeks Twitter chat. Jewels Doskicz, who is a registered nurse, type 1 PWD, and mother to a type 1 PWD, hosted and provided her unique perspective on humor. Q. What role does humor play in your life with diabetes? Dr. Bev: Humor can be used as a healthy coping strategy to help you manage diabetes. Humor can help reduce stress, which can help to lower blood sugar levels. Jewels:I love a good laugh. Diabetes or not, humor is good for everyone. I love laughing. Its my favorite thing. At my age, what else do I really have? Humor can make living with chronic illness easier in my experience. Q. What makes diabetes jokes funny/laughable rather than insulting or frustrating? Dr. Bev:Try to keep insulting/frustrating jokes in perspective. One choice is to ignore the jokester. You might find diabetes jokes funny if you dont take yourself too seriously. Jewels:Diabetes itself isnt funny, but the daily life stuff that goes with it can be. Its funny when a diabetic tells the joke. Its not so funny when a non-diabetic tells the joke. Usually people close to those with diabetes use humor to show they get it. In part, its the source and whether it comes from a place of ignorance or not. Q. Embracing humor when living with chronic disease can have positive effects. What are those for you? Dr. Bev:Positive effects of humor include physical benefits: laughter boosts immunity. Th Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Know The Risks | Barnet Community Diabetes Service - Barnet.gov.uk

Diabetes: Know The Risks | Barnet Community Diabetes Service - Barnet.gov.uk

Diabetes Week takes place in June every year. Its a time when residents can come together to share their stories and find out if they are at risk. Talking about diabetes can be tricky, awkward, difficult,funny,and everything in between. From telling someone youve just met about your diabetes, to trying to explain carb counting to relatives or speaking with your doctor about concerns. This Diabetes Week, we want to make it easier for you to have those conversations, with your doctor, your friends and family, and people youve just met. We want to get you talking. Join the conversation on social media. Dont forget to use the hashtags #diabetesweek #talkaboutdiabetes Complete the Know Your Risk tool to help you find out more about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next ten years. Download our list of events (PDF 317 KB) to find out more and get tested. Diabetes UK have developedthe quick and simple Know Your Risk tool to help you to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next 10 years. There are a number of services in Barnet that support people with diabetes or who are at risk of developing it. Barnet is participating in the Healthier You: Diabetes Prevention Programme . The programme aims to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by providing education on healthy eating and lifestyle, weight loss support, and physical exercise. The programme is tailored and personalised to each individual's needs. You can take a friend, carer or family member along with you to the sessionsfor support. You maybe eligible for this programme if you: have had a blood test within the last 12 months showing an HbA1c or fasting blood sugar within the pre-diabetic range are able to take part in light to moderate physical activity If you think you are elig Continue reading >>

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing Attendees at the American Diabetes Associations Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year many of them young researchers who are active on social media were surprised to be greeted with the following: Thanks for joining us at #2017ADA! Photography isnt allowed during presentations wed appreciate it if youd delete this tweet. For many, the essence of gathering at conferences is the sharing of scientific information, a peek at interesting research in progress. The policy, unusual for scientific conferences, is the most public manifestation yet of the tension between the drug and medical device companies that help sponsor the ADAs flagship programs on one side and researchers and patients on the other. The New England Journal of Medicine doesnt consider this a problem. Some researchers on Twitter pointed to NEJM guidelines that state online posting of an audio or video recording of an oral presentation at a medical meeting, with selected slides from the presentation, is not considered prior publication, according to Medscape . This KHN story also ran in U.S. News & World Report . It can be republished for free ( details ). The #2017ADA hashtag on 10 million peoples feeds, and growing has been dominated by negative feedback, according to Symplur, a health care social media analytics platform. Each year, academic and industry researchers present cutting-edge and sometimes unpublished data at the ADAs Scientific Sessions. Many of these researchers accept research grants or consulting contracts from insulin makers and other pharmaceutical companies, according to disclosures made on the conferences website. The nonprofits website shows it accepted corporate sponsorships of up to $135,000 for the Continue reading >>

Why Is Diabetes So Funny?

Why Is Diabetes So Funny?

It’s taken me a while to complete this post, as I figured out a way to express what I think without sounding hypocritical. Humor to me is really important, I use humor all the time in relation to my diabetes (as evidenced here, here, and here). However, to me there is a fundamental difference when someone who has diabetes makes a joke or uses humor versus when someone who doesn’t have diabetes does. Where one is socially acceptable and is a benefit of the in-group status, the other can be viewed as insensitive. So this post is not talking about humor as used by a PWD (person with diabetes) or those close to them as a coping mechanism, way to show ownership of their disease, or as a means to live a normal life. Instead, it is addressing the way that humor and diabetes is used by society at large, and the negative implications of these portrayals and statements. There are a lot of ignorant, misinformed and insensitive people out there. Jokes and comments are made about everything and everyone, it’s just part of life and you learn to roll with the punches. However, I’ve noticed that compared to other illnesses and diseases, diabetes often ends up as the butt of many jokes or is used to get a good laugh. We don’t hear many jokes about cancer, HIV, lupus, heart disease, or MS, so why is diabetes so funny? No seriously, why is it? On more than one occasion I’ve heard people say comments similar to “I’m going to have diabetes when I finish eating this” or something like “I feel like a diabetic in a candy shop”. I’ll admit, I’ve made my fair share of jokes at my own expense. A diabetic in a candy factory? I can understand why people think it’s funny. Diabetes has become synonymous with too much sugar. But let me tell you a little secret, I did not ge Continue reading >>

10 Instagrammers To Follow If You Have Diabetes

10 Instagrammers To Follow If You Have Diabetes

10 Instagrammers to Follow if You Have Diabetes Whether youve been living with diabetes for years or have been recently diagnosed, there is an incredible online community full of support and resources to tap into. One of the most entertaining places to start? Instagram! We rounded up our favorite accounts, from research institutes, to recipe bloggers, to people living and thriving with the disease. These Instagrammers are finding the humor in the everyday life of managing the condition, posting delicious meal and snack ideas , and sharing inspiring research and events happening around the country to raise awareness and fund diabetes research. Log on and start scrolling! On days when youre feeling down about your diagnosis, check out Joslin Diabetes Centers page for a boost of inspiration. It showcases all the research thats being done, and the progress being made, toward finding a cure for the disease and helping those with it live healthier lives. Case in point: George King, MD (pictured above), is the chief scientific officer at the center whose lab helps develop new treatments that prevent diabetic complications like blindness, heart disease, and kidney disease. For daily posts you can relate to and a few laughs check out My Diabetes Story. The account documents the day-to-day life of someone who's had type 1 diabetes for 16 years with a humorous vibe, and posts that will have those living with the condition thinking, "I've totally been there." The photo above, for example, is captioned, "Diabetics should have an extra 10 lbs added on to their luggage capacity when traveling." If you have diabetes, cook for someone who has diabetes, or just want to eat healthily, you're in the right place, says Shelby Kinnaird, also known as The Diabetic Foodie. When she was diagnos Continue reading >>

18 Times Black Twitter Broke The Internet In 2015

18 Times Black Twitter Broke The Internet In 2015

18 Times Black Twitter Broke The Internet In 2015 From LOL to SMH these are the moments that defined Black Twitter in 2015. Black Twitter is a social media powerhouse. The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag galvanized a modern day civil rights movement that gained political attention and empowered black Americans everywhere. By creating a collective dialogue based on the diversity of black experiences, a boundless community of Twitter users make a meaningful impact on how issues of race and identity play out far beyond the platform itself. That impact was abundantly clear in 2015. Throughout the year, black Twitter users called out cultural appropriation, celebrated moments of black excellence and showed solidarity against racial injustice. We've rounded up some of the best hashtag movements from 2015 that were part of a national conversation on race. Enjoy the blast from the past. White House. TFA. Fulbright. Finance. Digital media. Acting. You think we had it easy? #BlackTexasEx #StayMadAbby pic.twitter.com/rwnyytOTNN Zavier Wingham (@ZWingham) December 9, 2015 In 2013, when Abigail Fisher, a white woman, was denied admission to the University of Texas she decided to file a lawsuitagainst the college,claiming that she had been discriminated against due to their affirmative action policy. In 2015, Fisher's casewasbrought to the Supreme Courtin December.Black Twitter wasted no time in calling out her race-baiting attack on affirmative action, which ironically helps white women more than people of color. Black alumni from the University of Texas are proudly displaying their graduation regalia with #StayMadAbby ,and shutting down Fisher's inaccurate claims of reverse racism. In January the Oscar nominations severely lacked representation of people of color in every major category Continue reading >>

14 Empowering Hashtags For People To Celebrate Their Disabilities Online

14 Empowering Hashtags For People To Celebrate Their Disabilities Online

14 empowering hashtags for people to celebrate their disabilities online Online spaces can help break barriers and foster a sense of community, and people with disabilities and chronic health conditions are using them to tell their stories. Hashtags like #TheBarriersWeFace , #WheelchairLife and #ActuallyAutistic are helping people with disabilities connect and support each other. And they're sharing experiences, essential critiques, jokes and even cute pictures of dogs along the way. Here are just a few of the powerful hashtags people with disabilities are using to find community online all in 140 characters or fewer. If you're threatened/hurt by POC with disabilities wanting voices in conversations, consider it evidence of their point. #DisabilityTooWhite Rachel Rainey (@RachelDRainey) July 8, 2016 It's a well-known problem that people with disabilities are rarely depicted in media. When they are, those who do get represented often have one thing in common: whiteness. The hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite addresses this problem of representation, getting critical about the intersection of disability and race. Created by disability rights activist Vilissa Thompson , the hashtag hopes to push the media into telling stories of people of color with disabilities instead of overlooking them in favor of a whiter narrative. A photo posted by Ostomy Awareness (@ostomyawareness) on To help destigmatize the use of colostomy bags, often used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, #GetYourBellyOut encourages social media users to show off their bags as a sign of strength and pride. Overall, the hashtag creates a powerful sense of community, connecting people who are often told to be ashamed of their diagnosis and their bodies. DisVoteCounts (@DisVoteCounts) September 27, 2016 Continue reading >>

How To Improve Your Australian Instagram Hashtags

How To Improve Your Australian Instagram Hashtags

How To Improve Your Australian Instagram Hashtags Google Whatsapp Pinterest Reddit Stumbleupon Weibo Tumblr Yummly Flipboard Hackernews Instagram has become my favourite social media tool because Im a visual person and a visual learner. I love nothing more than scrolling through great photography in the spare moments of my day. It seems Im not alone, as Instagram has become of the more popular social media tools in Australia. Theres a few tips and tricks Im going to share with you to improve your account and to use hashtags the right way so that you can reach a bigger audience, expose yourself to more people and therefore get better results. Australians love using Instagram on the weekend with Sunday being the peak day for checking their account. According to Datafication (datafication.com.au), Australian women dominate some social media channels with 66% using Instagram Images and 58% using Instagram videos. We love posting images about food and drink, friends and family, selfies, scenic and fashion. In the last 24 hours, the popular hashtags on Instagram were #cute, #australia, #love, #fun, #music, #fitness, #lol, #instagood and #sydney. If you havent used Instagram yet ( ), download the app and start following some of your favourite companies, role models, friends and family members. Upload a headshot photo of yourself (with a genuine smile) and add some text to your bio which will interest your readers and show them what you do. I like to add some emojis here and a call to action with a web address of where I want my readers to visit for more information. Take some high quality photos and try to use natural light without shadows. You want to make your feed look cohesive and consistent by using the same colour schemes (the same backgrounds), using the same filters a Continue reading >>

"branded Hashtags" Cartoon | Marketoonist | Tom Fishburne

Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Marketers have gone hashtag crazy. Beyond Twitter and Instagram, Facebook recently incorporated hashtags into its platform. Hashtags are appearing in TV ads and on packaging. Some marketers are referring to hashtags as the new URL. But theres a fundamental difference between hashtags and a URL. Brands arent in control of hashtags. JPMorgan Chase discovered this the hard way a couple months ago when it scheduled a live Twitter chat with the hashtag #AskJPM, inviting people to submit questions. The hashtag quickly started trending, but not for the reasons JPMorgan expected. Its the same lesson that McDonalds famously discovered with #McDStories two years ago (which quickly devolved into snarky comments about Type 2 Diabetes and how McNuggets are made). When consumers are invited to talk about a brand, theyre not always going to say nice things. Marketers refer to this phenomenon as Hashtag Hijacking, but thats a misnomer. Hijacking implies that brands own the hashtag at the start. Unlike traditional marketing messages, brands cant script the narrative. Brands can spark conversations, but they cant control them. Heres my cartoon inspired by the hashtags in TV ads in last years Super Bowl. Social media allows brands to start conversations, but are they conversations worth starting? (Marketoonist Monday: Im giving away a signed print of this weeks cartoon. Just share an insightful comment to this weeks post by 5:00 PST on Monday. Thanks!) Continue reading >>

Rise Of The Hashtag: How The Humble #hash Sign Is Taking Over Social Media

Rise Of The Hashtag: How The Humble #hash Sign Is Taking Over Social Media

Home Business Rise of the Hashtag: How the Humble #Hash Sign Is Taking Over Social Media Rise of the Hashtag: How the Humble #Hash Sign Is Taking Over Social Media The @ sign needs to watch its back if it wants to hold on to its status as the most influential keyboard character of the Internet age. Yon hash sign (#) has a lean and hungry look. In fact, Facebooks long-awaited announcement earlier this month that hashtags are now active and clickable on Facebook means that hashtags now work on all of the major social media sitesincluding Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, and more. But it doesnt stop there. Hashtags have become so pervasive that their reach extends beyond the online conversations that birthed them, popping up in TV shows and movies and even becoming a factor in political campaigns. Figure 1: Comedian Stephen Colbert makes the hash sign with his fingers. So this seems like a good time to look at the rise of the hashtagfrom its humble beginnings on Twitter to its current status as a force in pop culture and politics, as well as how it functions as a tool for marketing and branding. Well look at some tips for creating your own hashtags and using them effectively, too. A couple of days after Facebook announced the arrival of hashtags, a panicked friend of mine posted: Since Facebook is the only social media I use, Ive remained blissfully uneducated on all the mechanics of hashtags. Now that theyre coming to Facebook, will I have to lose my innocence? I reassured her that hashtags are easy to understandtheir bark is much worse than their bite. So lets start with a quick definition for those who, like my friend, have been holding on to their hashginity. Hashtags are a way of organizing conversations and making them easier to fo Continue reading >>

The Power Of The Hashtag

The Power Of The Hashtag

NOTE: The content below contains the first few paragraphs of the printed article and the titles of the sidebars and boxes, if applicable. #Pharma uses #hashtags to organize the thousands of #healthcare Twitter conversations taking place #daily. If you are Jimmy Fallon, hashtags can be funny, irreverent, and inappropriate. The comedians popular skit with Justin Timberlake about using hashtags in real-life conversations, which aired on NBCs Late Night Show in September 2013, has earned more than 23 million views on YouTube. #butpharmacantbethatfunny. The Oreo brand a leading user of Twitter and social media scored major retweets through a quick response to a real-time problem during the power outage at Super Bowl XLVII. Oreos social media team tweeted Power Out? No problem. You can still dunk in the dark. The message, with hashtag #dunkinthedark, got 16,000 retweets almost immediately and more than 20,000 likes on Facebook. #butpharmacantbethatglib. In the pharmaceutical industry, however, hashtags are more like #seriousbusiness. No humor, no puns, no brand names allowed, but still, the hashtag is a powerful tool for organizing the thousands of healthcare related tweets streaming the Twitterverse. The Healthcare Hashtag Project, cofounded and curated by Thomas Lee, managing partner of The Fox Group and partner in Symplur, tracks more than 4,000 healthcare hashtags that cover 9,000-plus topics from a database of more than 430 million tweets. Symplur also tracks about 100 government Twitter accounts, the 200 most-widely prescribed drugs, and more than 150 pharmaceutical company Twitter accounts. According to Symplur, there are about 1 million tweets relating to healthcare every day. The project has been ongoing since October 2010. We have a wealth of information, Mr. Lee s Continue reading >>

So Over Fat-shaming Hashtags. Boo: #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat

So Over Fat-shaming Hashtags. Boo: #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat

So Over Fat-Shaming Hashtags. BOO: #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat is the latest hashtag adding to fat stigma. In general, Twitter and other social media give us the chance to connect and sometimes these connections are good and sometimes theyre bad. Social media allows us to connect to communities that support us but unfortunately it also enables anonymous bullying and the stigmatization of groups of people using hateful hashtags. And of course, fat people are at the receiving end of a good part of them. You have probably seen the hashtag #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat on your news feed and with it a simplistic joke or pun lacking originality and wit. It seems that intelligent and witty humour requires too much effort for those who think fat shaming is acceptable. And then these same folks judge fat people saying we are lazy! Go figure! Below I will examine some of the kinds of comments that were connected to this hashtag. TRIGGER WARNING: Fat-shaming and trolling ahead. Many of comments of the associated with the hashtag are saying the same hurtful things that have always been associated with being fat. You eat my food. You are not exciting. You eat too much doughnuts/cake (insert any other moralized food)and thin people do not and other negative ideas associated false fat/thin dichotomy. Theses tweets are telling all kind of lies regarding fat people and trying to make us feel bad. These comments are a question of privilege an condemnation. Just breaking down the hashtag on its own makes you think that fat is a determining factor in culture. The implication is that there would be a difference, if The Beatles were fat. Do you think they would lose their celebrity status if they were fat what if they had been fat from the beginning? #ifthebeatleshadbeenfat ca Continue reading >>

#mcdstories: When A Hashtag Becomes A Bashtag

#mcdstories: When A Hashtag Becomes A Bashtag

#McDStories: When A Hashtag Becomes A Bashtag Welcome to The Not-So Private Parts where technology & privacy collide A crowd-sourced campaign turns on McDonald's Here's a cautionary tale for the corporate social media consultants of the world. Last week, launched a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #McDStories; it was hoping that the hashtag would inspire heart-warming stories about Happy Meals. Instead, it attracted snarky tweeps and McDonald's detractors who turned it into a #bashtag to share their #McDHorrorStories. -- Dude, I used to work at McDonald's. The #McDStories I could tell would raise your hair. (via Twitter ) -- One time I walked into McDonalds and I could smell Type 2 diabetes floating in the air and I threw up. # McDStories (via Twitter ) -- These #McDStories never get old, kinda like a box of McDonald's 10 piece Chicken McNuggets left in the sun for a week (via the LA Times ) -- The promoted TT of #McDStories isn't going the direction I think @mcdonalds wanted it to go. Lots of weed stories and heart attack jokes. (via Paid Content ) -- Ate a McFish and vomited 1 hour later....The last time I got McDonalds was seriously 18 years ago in college..... #McDstories (via Twitter ) -- #McDStories I lost 50lbs in 6 months after I quit working and eating at McDonald's (via The Daily Mail ) McDonald's had paid for the privilege of having their hashtag promoted on the Twitter homepage, but they quickly realized this wasn't helping their brand. The Los Angeles Times reports that they pulled the campaign within two hours. But they discovered that crowd-sourced campaigns are hard to control (or stop). The #McDStories hashtag is still gathering steam, according to data from Trendistic . As Twitter continues to evolve its platform and engagement opportunities, were l Continue reading >>

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