3/5/18 Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday is the name of a weekly social media posting trend and hashtag game that people from all over the world use online to share and look back fondly on some of their favorite memories—hence the “throwback” theme. In this case, the “throwback” component of a post can apply to almost anything that happened in the past.
On Thursdays, anyone can participate in the Throwback Thursday trend by posting content (usually a photo) on social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook to reminisce about a past event. Photos can be from years ago or from just a few days ago. There aren’t really any limitations, and even though it can be fun to participate in, it really just gives people an excuse to post more about themselves.
Throwback Thursday is an extremely popular trend on Instagram, and users often tag their photos with a variety of hashtags like #TBT, #ThrowbackThursday or just simply #Throwback. Adding these hashtags can help get photos more exposure from a wider audience of people who are searching through those tags.
You may find that a lot of users on Instagram take advantage of the popular #TBT hashtags and fill them with spam or unrelated content in hopes of gaining more likes and followers. When you go ahead and search through the content posted in the #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday hashtags on Instagram, you’ll probably stumble across tons of posts that have very little or nothing to do with the “throwback” theme.