To tell you personally, I enjoy the filters you can add to some pictures to make them look better, point out something in them, or just for fooling around. What I don’t get is the #nofilter part of it. If you were going to post a picture with no filter, then why not just post it on your Facebook as is, I’m not sure how interested I am with the whole hashtag thing (and to tell you honestly I don’t even know how or when to use them).
I’m not of the “old generation” that “doesn’t understand technology”; I’m a 25 year old woman that is trying to keep up with the new ways of technology; and it’s hard to keep up when things keep changing on the daily. So forgive my awkwardness with “new” stuff.
That being said, let’s go back to #nofilter and hashtags in general. I see pictures being posted with hashtags that are confusing, illogical, and covering a whole page, instead of a simple explanation.
For example look at this first post, it’s simple and straight to the point, no hashtags needed, and no more explanation needed either.
But what about this one? The first explanation was clear enough, but the hashtags don’t make much sense, at least to me; what’s tbt, jj, and igers? And what does food have to to with the picture? I’m not exactly sure; unless it’s the bag he’s holding on his lap; but then what about the girl? No girl here (I’m not blind am I?)
Let’s switch to another picture, people posting pictures of what they will eat in a few seconds; not sure why that would be so interesting to keep posting about unless you’re a chef showing off the fruit of your labor (unless they want us to guess the color of their poop later; I think it’s pretty useless).
Now I get it, sometimes it looks too good to ignore, so please help me understand the hashtags (do these even exist?) #umnumnum? I know it’s a sound people sometimes do when eating or getting ready to dig in, but I don’t see how that helps us understand the picture exactly.
Now I might need a bit of help with this one. I get most of the tags, but what I earth does earned not given and playerism (is that even a word?) With a cap have to do with it? I get the cap part, but the rest is too confusing for me.
But then again, I am slow with technology, though this last one I want to show you is the most hair-tearing one I got to see and try to read.
#delaying8morehourstheplane; #raped; #indaface?? Not sure how to understand this or react to it. The guy is obviously bored at work so he took a selfie, but what does the plane and being raped in the face have to do with that I am not entirely sure.
But hey! Maybe I’m just too old fashioned to understand these concepts, I’m not trying to overrule them entirely from my life, I’m simply trying to understand. Help anyone?