23 Interesting Facts About Instagram

Wait…Which hashtags should I use? Facts via DMR.

1. The United States, Japan, and Brazil are the three countries with the most users.

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2. Selfies rule Instagram

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3. There are 57 million photos bearing #selfie hashtag its many variations on Instagram.

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This is a big part of the reason “selfie” was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionary

4. The celebrity with the most selfies is Kylie Jenner with 451.

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That’s a lot of mirror and front facing camera pics.

5. New York City is the most geotagged city.

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6. And Times Square is the second most geotagged place.

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7. The first is Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

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8. No Filter is actually the most popular filter on Instagram.

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9. This picture of Will Smith and Justin Bieber was the most liked picture of 2013

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10. And yes Bieber is the most followed person on Instagram.

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11. But the Instagram profile is still the most followed user name on the platform.

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53 million and counting.

12. Stanford grads Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in 2010.

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13. Facebook purchased the company two years later in 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock.

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14. When it was bought by Facebook Instagram only had 13 employees.

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(12 pictured)

15. As of 2014 16 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram.

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16. But Facebook still trumps that with 140 billion photos!!!

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17. 70% of Instagram users check it at least once a day.

35% of users check it multiple times a day.

18. Only 40% of Instagram’s global users live in the United States.

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19. NIKE is the most followed brand.

20. Victoria’s Secret is the most followed retailer.

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21. 83% of all posts contain hashtags.

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22. The most popular hashtags are #love,#beautiful,#cute, #me, and #tbt amongst others.

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23. Oh, and of course Jen Setler has the most followed bum.

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Dat Ass!

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