Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instagram Overtakes Twitter With 300 Million Users

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Instagram was a baby network following in the wakes of Facebook and Twitter, but now, they have come into their own. The picture-sharing network now has 300million followers compared with Twitter's 284 million. Facebook is still the giant in the group with over 1Billion users.

The exponential growth of Instagram can be tied to them being bought by Facebook in 2012 when Mark Zuckerberg decided the two networks will work best together. His vision has turned out to be true as both continue to grow and overtake their competitors.

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has given a speech to mark the new milestone in user base. He said;

We’re proud to announce that there are now more than 300 million Instagrammers.'

'Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day.

In fact many celebrities use Instagram more than any other platform to share pictures and news about their lives. Anyone remember the recent feud between Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran?

So far though, Kim Kardashian's and Kanye West's wedding picture was the most popular post on the network, with almost 2 million likes.

People have also fallen in love and gotten married after seeing their pictures on Instagram.

Congrats to the makers.

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