Instagram is one of those platforms where people can get something to go viral in the blink of an eye. Indeed, Instagram viral posts are everywhere. For example, a couple of months ago, the Instagram egg post pretty much broke the record as the most liked photo on the platform.
Since then, multiple Instagram accounts have attempted to do the same and have copied the trend. As a matter of fact, Instagram users post a single photo to a brand new account, hoping to get the success the photo of the egg got. For instance, there are photos of peas, potatoes, tomatoes and more.
In a nutshell, we are very used to following dumb trends. And we will probably continue to follow them for as long as they exist. But, would you believe us if we told you that there is a new trend that is not dumb at all?
That’s right! A new trend that was actually created to do some good. Here’s what it’s all about:
Instagram New Trend – Likes That Plant Trees
So, here’s how this new trend works. A company called Tentree posted a picture of a tree on its Instagram account, inviting people to like the post so that they could help plant trees in Indonesia.
You see, Tentree is on a mission to plant one tree for every 10 likes they get. So far the post has 15.5 million likes and continues to grow. But, here’s the thing. This project has certain rules. As a matter of fact, the post needs to reach a certain number of likes before the company can start planting trees.
For instance, the first mission was to get 5 million likes, in exchange for planting 500 thousand trees. And now the second mission is to reach 20 million likes so that the company can plant one million trees.
The strategy is, of course, helping this company to gain followers and engagement. But in exchange, we get more trees in the world. So, wait no more and tap that heart icon right now.
There is no doubt that this trend deserves people’s full attention. Trees are highly important for all living creatures in the world. And yet, 15 million of them are cut down every year. Unfortunately, not enough people plant trees in their areas.
So, liking a post in exchange for someone else to do such a thing, sounds like a good deal. Hopefully, people will come up with more trends similar to this one and help make the world a better place.