Wednesday, 1 February 2017

What Does “LB” Mean On Instagram? Here’s Why People Keep Commenting With It On Kim Kardashian's Photos

Honestly, much of Instagram bemuses and befuddles me. I don’t think in pictures, so as far as social media outlets go, using it has never really been a priority for me. This means that I often have a lot of questions about it — including, but not limited to, the following: What does “LB” mean on Instagram? And why the heck are people always commenting with it on kim kardashian's photos? I mean, seriously — it’s all over the place. What gives? Inquiring minds want to know!
But that, my friends, is why the internet exists: So we can dig up whatever information our little hearts desire, at any time and pretty much in any place. I mean, yes, the internet exists for other reasons, too… but having ready access to all the information you could ever want is a biggie. So here — I did some research, because, well, someone had to do it. For anyone else out there who is as Instagam illiterate as I am, let’s take a deep dive into what this wacky little acronym means, shall we? It may look deceptively simple… but there’s more to it than you might think.

First Things First: What Does “LB” Mean, Exactly?
This is the simple bit: The acronym stands for “like back” or “likeback.” It’s a request from one user to another for a “like”; the idea is that it will make you look more popular on Instagram, and therefore potentially boost your number of followers.

What’s The Proper “LB” Etiquette?

Here's where it starts to get a little more complicated. Generally, it works like this: To make the request, first “like” someone’s photo, then post “LB” as a comment on it. Then just wait. The person whose photo you “liked” and commented on might go ahead and return the favor... or they might not. And if they don't, then you just kind of have to deal with it and move on with your life.

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