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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:

  1.  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
  2. So far over 20 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram. That’s about 55 million photos per day.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The most popular filter? No filter.
  6. Mayfair is the filter with the most amount of likes and comments.
  7. 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.
  8. The most-used hashtag: #love
  9. Over 90% of Instagram users are under the age of 35, with 28% of users in the 18-29 year old age bracket.
  10. 23% of teens have claimed that Instagram is their favorite social media network.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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!!! 