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Boost your Instagram likes with the 10 most talked-about foods on the internet

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In the days before social media, we tended to aim our cameras primarily at our loved ones – or, in special cases, at the fantastic views we spotted on our travels.

Now, thanks to Instagram, it’s socially acceptable to take photographs of our food.


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From #veganfoodshare and #eatclean snaps, to the #delicious goodies spotted under the #foodporn and #foodie hashtags, there’s plenty to tempt us as we scroll through our Instagram feeds.

So how can we try to boost followers, likes, and comments when it comes to our own food photos?

By directing our lens at the internet’s most popular treats, of course.

 

 fills the cracks of the heart  Credit: @indulgenteats #newforkcity

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Scientists at the University of Utah have conducted an interesting experiment into our eating and online habits, assessing over 80 million geotagged tweets sent between mid-2014 and mid-2015.

They then sorted through them to find the 4 million which had mentioned food or drink.


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And the results were clear; when it comes to food popularity on social media, it seems as if we favour all things naughty above all things nice.

Coffee was hailed as the most talked-about treat on the internet, followed closely by beer, pizza, and wine. 

Check out the full list below:

1) Coffee 
2) Beer 
3) Pizza 
4) Starbucks 
5) IPA (beer) 
6) Wine 
7) Chicken 
8) BBQ 
9) Ice cream 
10) Tacos

 

🍌+🍫+PB+BAGEL = HUMP DAY

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Talk about a total #foodgasm.


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If you’re still hoping to make it as a foodie on Instagram, it’s also worth following these top tips:

  1. Get as close-up to your food as you dare (it allows viewers to feel as if they’re noshing on it right alongside you)
  2. Vary the camera angle
  3. Opt for interesting backgrounds (a piece of material, rather than a full tablecloth, is a great way to contrast the food and it doesn’t wrinkle so easily)​Use natural light wherever possible (or buy an extra light, to help brighten things up in dark restaurants)
  4. ​Use natural light wherever possible (or buy an extra light, to help brighten things up in dark restaurants)
  5. Shoot photos from overhead wherever possible
 

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