Дата публикации: 2017-10-11 22:44
Come on, who is playing the “Hokey Pokey” at their wedding? Stop it. Whether you’re getting ready to get hitched, want your friend or family member to avoid a cheesy reception, or you’re a DJ yourself, take note. You can check out FiveThirtyEight’s full list of nearly 55 banned songs here.
Then click “Filter” and choose “Search.” Either use “Clear Searches” for the carpet bomb, or use the block icon next to individual searches to delete them from your log. (If you have a dozen instances of searching for your elementary school crush, though, you’ll have to delete them all.)
Finally, you can tweak your Explore feed by choosing “See Fewer Posts Like This”—when you see the kind of account you want to downplay, click the three dots in the upper left for the option to appear.
Instagram search habits can make themselves known in two ways: First, they contribute to your “explore” feed, Instagram’s offerings of posts you might like, which appears when you click the magnifying lens on the bottom navigation bar. Then, once you click into the search bar on the top of that page, Instagram offers more suggestions and offers your recent searches.
This list from the data-driven folks at FiveThirtyEight is filled with the usual suspects, and compiled based on common do-not-play requests given to wedding DJs. Tacky tunes you’d expect to hear, like “YMCA,” “Macarena,” and “Cottoneye Joe.” If there’s a stupid dance for the song that somehow compels everyone to do it through drunken peer pressure, it’s on there. There are a few you might not expect, however. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, for example, is on my personal do-not-play list, but I didn’t expect to see it here. Here are the top 75 most banned wedding songs:
Twitter used to be the hardest search history to clear, but now it’s a piece of why-did-I-search-every-possible-spelling-of-my-own-name cake. When you click the Twitter search bar, you get offered “Recent Searches.” But at the same time, you’re offered the option to clear this out, with an X or “Clear All.” Smash that button, and you’ll have a clean slate.
You probably think you know how to keep your internet habits secret. “Clearing browser history is too obvious,” you say. “I just do all my sketchy stuff in an incognito window!” Okay, hot stuff, then let me ask you this: You ever search anything weird on Instagram? Got any visits to an ex’s Twitter profile that you might not want to share with the next friend or loved one who grabs your phone? “I’ve gotta show you this adorable Japanese puppy’s account. Why do your recent searches look like Armie Hammer’s ?”
Music is essential at a wedding, especially at the reception. But some songs are just way too cliche—or ear-ravaging—and people are tired of hearing them. These are those songs.
No shame on the game, Armie, but not all of us have your chill bravado. So here’s a guide to keeping your social media search habits to yourself.
To stop an account from showing up in your search recommendations—Instagram might know what you like but you don’t need anyone else to know it!—click the search bar, and then click and hold the account—you’ll get a pop-up option to hide. (The hiding is permanent, no matter how many times you continue to search for the account.)