Is it OK to “Like” your own Instagram picture?

In your opinion, is it OK in terms of etiquette to like your own picture on Instagram (or Facebook)?

Over lunch today a friend handed me her phone to show me a particular picture she had posted earlier on Instagram, and my first reaction was: you like your own picture?

  • The Facebook equivalent notification is: “Ayman liked his own photo”
  • Posting a photo is a strong expression that you more than “Like” it. It means so much to you that you posted it for everyone to see (including coworkers, friends, families, employers,…)

The discussion then moved on to Snapchat and the significance (and annoyance in some cases) of the Last Seen on WhatsApp.

Below is a snippet of the related online discussion – click on the comments to see more.

On a separate note, I want to invite you to join the Meetup group I recently created: UAE Social Media Enthusiasts.   The upcoming event is a small get together on October 14th,2014 to discuss “Social Media Trends – Fashion and Retail”. I hope to see you there.


  • Roger Reply

    It’s just like a sportsman celebrating his own goal, which is totally normal. 😉

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