Instagram Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Instagram, the most popular photo-sharing site in the world, is five years old. Over four hundred million users document their lives in pictures and share up to 80 million photos every day. As a special treat, Instagram is publishing the most popular photos in its five-year history.
The Internet company was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010. At that time neither of them thought they would be on to something that big. As it turned out, Instagram became an immediate success. As more and more mobile phones were equipped with digital cameras, millions of people started taking selfies and posted them on social media sites. As time went on, more and more celebrities, politicians and other famous people started sharing their pictures with their fan community.
There are many reasons for Instagram's success. For one, you can share pictures and videos across other social media sites. Back in 2010 many users were frustrated at how slow uploading photos was. Instagram makes them much smaller and improves uploading speed. Furthermore, Instagram allows you not only to upload photos, but to edit them and give them a more interesting appearance.
In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram for a billion dollars . As a result, the social media giant has invested millions to make Instagram even more attractive for users.
Currently, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are the top celebrities on Instagram with about 45 million followers each.
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