11 Signs You Might Be Spending Way Too Much Time on Instagram

by Julianne Suazo   |  Feb 18, 2015
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 1  You start to see the world through VSCO-colored glasses.

I think your shoes would look better with a C1 filter. Much, much better.

 2  You don't post unless it's primetime.

How else is the world supposed to know I'm having my fave matcha latte?

 3  It starts becoming the answer to the question, "How'd you find about this place?"


"Uh... I saw it on Instagram..."

 4  You just want to hug the 11th person to like your post.

Yassss! Finally, no more names.

 5  You start to include it in your daily routine.

You don't even realize it, but admit it. The first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before you fall asleep is scroll through your Instagram feed. You're actually bummed when you can no longer scroll up!

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 6  You're using Instagram Direct to talk to your friends.

O M G! You will not believe who I saw today *slaps on a filter on the photo then hits send*

 7  You know what your best friend had for lunch before she even had the chance to tell you.

You had ramen for lunch, right? RIGHT?

 8  You shop more online than in real life.


Instagram is a blackhole for online shopping and it's extremely dangerous for your wallet. Abort mission. I repeat, abort mission.

 9  Places with no Wi-Fi or signal give you anxiety.

What do you mean you don't have Internet? How am I supposed to see Kim, Kendall, and Kylie's new selfies?!?!

 10  If it doesn’t reach a certain number of likes, you delete it.

100 likes. No more, no less.

 11  You can't go to a restaurant or café and NOT take a picture of the food.

Because if you didn't Instagram it, did you really eat it?

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