Instagram: bigger than Twitter

11 December 2014

instagram Instagram has overtaken Twitter. The photo sharing ooh-look-it-is-gin o'clock-lol site now has 300 million users compared to Twitter's paltry 284 million.

The Facebook owned network have also revealed a new way of authenticating celeb 'grammers too.

Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom did a blog, and in it he said: "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."

"Instagram is home to creativity in all of its forms, a place where you can find everything from images of the Nile River to the newest look from Herschel Supply or a peek inside the mind of Taylor Swift."

Yeah but still predominantly wonky photos of people's dazzlingly tedious cats.

Systrom also said that Instagram would start using "verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands," to help users ensure they are following these members and not shyster copycats.

"We're committed to doing everything possible to keep Instagram free from the fake and spammy accounts that plague much of the web. We've been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an ongoing basis to improve your experience. As part of this effort, we will be deleting these accounts forever, so they will no longer be included in follower counts."

You're still not allowed female nipples on there though, which is weirdly prudish.

TOPICS:   Social Media

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