Instagram Hits 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram, the popular photo sharing service, has announced that there are now over 100 million monthly active users.  This is 11.11% growth in over a month.  Instagram launched only two and a half years ago.  Instagram said last month that they are handling around 40 million photos per day, 8,500 likes per second, and 1,000 comments per second.

“One night soon after launch, about a half-mile away, Giants Stadium was full of fans cheering on their team in a race for the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies…While we may only have had a few thousand people around the world using Instagram that night, we had a sense that maybe through Instagram we could tune in to what was happening just a few steps away,” stated Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in a blog post.  “With a few quick commands at his terminal, my co-founder Mike’s screen filled with images of the game: the bullpen, dugout, concession stands, cheering fans and a panoramic view from somewhere up high…Now, nearly two and a half years later, over 100 million people use Instagram every month. It’s easy to see this as an accomplishment for a company, but I think the truth is that it’s an accomplishment for our community.”

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