How teens use Instagram
Caroline Moss conducted an investigation of how teens use Instagram. It boiled down to three biggies: Strategic hashtagging, mass followers (it helps, at the start, to follow people who tag #followforfollow because they always follow back), and defining your own “cool” niche. Because once the sheen of high numbers is over, the people you go on following are those you know personally, or those whose aesthetics match yours.
Pro tip: an app called #TagsforLikes helps you tag your photos with hashtags related to a given theme broadening your reach.
Don’t abuse this magnificent new power. Moss’s advice: keep your photos good and your hashtags relevant. We like that.