Instagram was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010, when social media was heading a new direction. Facebook started the social bandwagon, followed by Twitter. What do people like sharing the most? It's no surprise that people like sharing pictures and Instagram was born.
As Instagram celebrates it's fifth birthday and over 400 million followers Tuesday, they confirmed top five accounts for the first time. Congrats to Taylor Swift for being number one and reaching 49.7 million followers on Instagram.
Did you know that Instagram is now 1/3 as big as parent company Facebook? The photo and video sharing app Instagram announced Tuesday in a blog post that they just hit 400 million monthly active users.
I find it ironic that people think that "social" media is like a fax machine. When in reality social media is the farthest thing from a fax machine (not to mention from different eras!) its all about being SOCIAL and starting the communication on Instagram.