Selfies and hot dog legs have been revealed as being among the most annoying Instagram travel poses around.
Shots of loved-up couples kissing have also been deemed irritating by the social media community, as has the candid ‘looking away’ shot.
Other poses to get the thumbs down include people ‘pinching’ the sunset, freeze jumping and walking away from the camera.
Selfies and hot dog legs have been revealed as the most annoying Instagram travel poses
The research, conducted by UK cruise agent Bolsover Cruise Club, set out to find the most annoying holiday Instagram poses filling our social media feeds.
More than a third of the public said they weren’t a fan of selfies, just ahead of beach snaps of ‘hot dog legs’.
The poses were disliked by the public because they felt that they were overly pretentious, and a bit too show off, while also ruining the often-picturesque landscapes and backdrops of the holiday destinations they were taken at.
New research conducted by cruise agent Bolsover Cruise Club has revealed the most annoying holiday Instagram poses filling our social media feeds
Shots of loved-up couples kissing have also been deemed irritating by the social media community
THE MOST ANNOYING INSTAGRAM POSES
1. Selfie – 34 per cent
2. Hot dog legs – 22 per cent
3. Kissing partner – 17 per cent
4. Candid looking away shot – 16 per cent
5. People ‘pinching’ sunset/building – 14 per cent
6. Freeze jump – 11 per cent
7. Walking away from camera – 10 per cent
8. Name/message in sand – 9 per cent
9. Showing off a picture of landmark – 7 per cent
The research revealed that Instagrammers were tempted to hit the ‘unfollow’ button when more than 12 holiday pictures cropped up on their feed.
It also found that there is a strong divide in opinions between age and gender groups on what makes a good vacation snap.
A quarter of women said they were annoyed by followers posting their ‘hot dog legs’, while men were 20 per cent less likely to be irritated by the same pose.
And research showed the under-24s are five times (46 per cent) more likely to be annoyed than 45-54s (nine per cent) when seeing pictures of kissing couples.
It seems jealousy is also rife across this age group with under-24s four times more likely to be annoyed by holiday photos than older people.
Many Instagrammers said they weren’t fans of the ‘pinching’ the sun pose
Freeze jumps also got the thumbs down from the Instagram community
Interestingly, men proved keener than women to show off romantic displays of affection, voting the ‘kissing partners’ pose as their second favourite compared to nearly a fifth of women voting it as their most annoying.
Further research revealed the shots we should be taking to rake in the ‘likes’.
Snappers should think more about taking shots of wonderful landmarks they encounter on holiday, with followers most likely to hit the precious ‘like’ button when seeing sites such as Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and the Duomo di Milano cathedral in Milan.
Commenting on the results, a spokesperson from Bolsover Cruise Club said: ‘It was quite surprising to see how many males favoured the more romantic poses on holiday with females identifying the “kissing partner” pose as more irritating.
‘With the social media craze all around and Instagram users continually on the rise, it begs the question of what poses will dominate Instagram in the following years or whether the popular poses in this research are here to stay.’
If you want to retain your Instagram followers, then you might want to refrain from writing messages in the sand
A model strikes the candid ‘looking away shot’, which many Instagrammers say is irritating
Further research revealed the shots we should be taking to rake in the likes. Snappers should think more about taking shots of wonderful landmarks they encounter on holiday
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