Instagram's 5th Birthday
Instagram an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms celebrates its 5th Birthday today.
A few things you didn’t know about Instagram:
- Instagram was founded on October 6, 2010 by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and was initially constructed as a location check-in service
- So far over 20 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram. That’s about 55 million photos per day.
- Instagram officially launched as an iPhone app. Within one month, it gained 1 million users. It took Foursquare and Twitter 2 years to reach that milestone.
- On average, for every 33 likes, you’ll receive one comment. Additionally, there are 8,500 Likes per second and 1,000 comments per second.
- The most popular filter? No filter.
- Mayfair is the filter with the most amount of likes and comments.
- There is an increase in Likes by 24% if the dominant color of the image is blue as compared to those with red and orange concentrations. Also bright images perform better than dark images.
- The most-used hashtag: #love
- Over 90% of Instagram users are under the age of 35, with 28% of users in the 18-29 year old age bracket.
- 23% of teens have claimed that Instagram is their favorite social media network.
- Believe it or not, 37% of Instagram users have never uploaded a photo. 25% of users upload an average of 1-3 photos, while 5% have uploaded more than 50 images.
- Sydney’s 1888 Hotel is the world’s first Instagram Hotel. It has a dedicated selfie space, and if you have more than 10,000 Instagram followers you can stay a night for free
- Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that, despite the acquisition, Instagram will continue to run independently from Facebook.
Whew. That’s a lot of information to store, but it is worth it..!!!
So now, how about a selfie to celebrate our favourite app’s birthday!!!