There’s no denying that Instagram is an absolute phenomenon.

Long before it was bought out by Facebook for ungodly sums of money, and even a good bit before the idea that being an “influencer” was some sort of legitimately profitable endeavour, it was already the app where we’d try to show off the most mundane parts of our lives in the flashiest ways possible.

The train hasn’t really slowed down since its inception, and neither have the memes. Here are 11 reasons why Instagram, though familiar to us, is just the weirdest.


Some of them don’t quite understand what this is all about.

10. The validation

It’s so fleeting but so, SO satisfying.

9. The low price of nudity

Look, you got every right to.

8. The posing

When they told you to take a hike this probably isn’t what they meant.

7. Mom blocking

This is for the whole world to see, just maybe not my parents.

6. The cycle

Just when I think I’m out, they PULL me back in.

5. The illusion

But you still look great tho stop it.

4. The feedback loop

Like a new, banal kind of narcissism.

3. The look

Got a lot of cab and a lot more caboose.

2. The transformation of normal activities

Technically I’m very hot if you put me close enough to an active oven.

1. The skincare routine

Don’t want none unless you got buns, hun.

Well, there you have it. All the things that are weird and wonderful about Instagram.

What would you add to this list?

Tell us in the comments.