[INTERESTING!] 5 Facts About Instagram

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1. 13 People were employed when Instagram was bought by Facebook for $715m.

2. 8,500 Photos are shared on average every second on Instagram.

3. Five Million Videos were uploaded to Instagram within 24 hours of the facility being added.

4. 1,000 comments are made on instagram on average every second

5. 257 minutes are spent on Instagram by the average user per month.

Time to let Instagram make us some business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Biscuit66
    How? I'll pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author nettechindia
    That's really very interesting fact about instagram which you had shared with all of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    Interesting stuff!
    Is anyone using Instagram in their business with success comparable to facebook or twitter?
    You'd think Instagram's audience is fairly young, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Dinero
    Interesting, I may have to look deeper into Instagram... never really tried it
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  • Profile picture of the author smsabuj007
    WoW Thank you very much for this interesting news.

    I use Instagram for my personal use, this is the most popular photo sharing site at this moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author sociafly
    Interesting facts, thanks for sharing. Specially the first one stroked me: "13 People were employed when Instagram was bought by Facebook for $715m.". They got to have a pretty streamlined system to be able to manage with only 13 employees (at the time they were bought). As far as I know they rely heavily on Amazon AWS so they probably don't have a lot of server staff them self, but 13 employees is still an impressively low number.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    Oh! That figure is a lot. I am wandering how Instagram would be profitable to us internet marketers? Any idea warriors? Thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author GreatMarkO
    Given that Instagram seems to be all about applying rather pointless "filters" to photos to give them fancy borders or make them look like they were taken back in the 1970's, and so forth - is it really worth having an account for a business if say you wanted to share high-quality, un-doctored/un-filtered "clean" images? - i.e. for example, a software vendor wanting to share/promote screenshots of their latest product isn't likely to be drawn to Instagram where images have borders/sepia/focus filters etc applied to them!?
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    • Profile picture of the author sociafly
      Originally Posted by GreatMarkO View Post

      Given that Instagram seems to be all about applying rather pointless "filters" to photos to give them fancy borders or make them look like they were taken back in the 1970's, and so forth - is it really worth having an account for a business if say you wanted to share high-quality, un-doctored/un-filtered "clean" images? - i.e. for example, a software vendor wanting to share/promote screenshots of their latest product isn't likely to be drawn to Instagram where images have borders/sepia/focus filters etc applied to them!?
      In many cases I would say yes. We got clients that do it very well on Instagram, actually they get far more, and better quality traffic from Instagram than they do from Facebook. As with anything, it depends on your business of course. If your target audience is not on Instagram, there is probably little use for you to be there too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Thierry Steemers
        Originally Posted by sociafly View Post

        In many cases I would say yes. We got clients that do it very well on Instagram, actually they get far more, and better quality traffic from Instagram than they do from Facebook. As with anything, it depends on your business of course. If your target audience is not on Instagram, there is probably little use for you to be there too.
        Considering that Instagram doesn't have algorithms like Facebook has at the moment, platforms like Instagram and Tumblr are a great way to share content with your followers as they are more likely to see it. But like sociafly rightly points out, it is useful as long as your audience is there.
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