Friday Video: The Instagram Instant Noodle Research Study

Today is Halloween and I thought I’d post something a little different. I spend a lot of time posting on instagram and perusing other people’s instant noodle related posts on there as well. I thought I would pick a standard instant noodle related hashtag and see what interesting things would pop up, then I would share my conclusions. The hashtag is #topramen.

Here are my findings:

  • People like to add many things to their instant noodles – especially dry seasonings
  • Alcoholic beverages pair very well with instant noodles
  • Hot sauce must go well with instant noodles
  • People think all instant noodles are called Top Ramen, regardless of brand
  • Cats truly enjoy instant noodle boxes
  • Many people are unskilled at cooking for themselves
  • People often have hair that resembles instant noodles
  • People enjoy posting pictures of large amounts of instant noodles in one place

These were things I kind of knew already, but was surprised to see so well represented in this hashtag. The images in the video are picked from the last 6 months of photos posted with the hashtag on instagram. Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!



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