Social Media | Are You an Instagram Junkie?

Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has taken the app world by storm and made every man and his dog an expert photographer.

Recently bought by Facebook for £1 Billion, it now produces not only live photo streams but 15 second video content too.

Here are some fast facts about the app:

  • Instagram has 130 million users a month.
  • A total of 16 billion photos have been shared.
  • Instagram’s content amasses 1 billion likes a day.
  • Over 45 million photos are uploaded daily.
  • 50% of its users are outside the US.
  • The Android version received over 430.000 pre-registrations and when it was finally released on 3 April 2012, and was downloaded over a million times in less than 12 hours.
  • Approximately 58 photographs are being uploaded each second.
  • Instagram gains one new user every second.

There’s no denying its mass popularity, a vehicle for escapism and as A.A. Gill concisely put it, the modern day version of a “wish you were here” postcard. Instagram represents everything our society wants: fast, bite-sized, stimulating content.

The question is: how much of an ‘Instagram junkie’ are you?

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Originally posted by Curzon PR