It will be strange that at this point in the film there is someone who does not know what the hell this Instagram is (except for my mother, of course. But that’s another issue. Mom, you’re doing it very well). For this reason, we are going to skip the introductions and formalities and go to the heart of the matter: today we are celebrating . Yes. But celebration level: we are plethoric and we are going to take more photos than usual, if possible. Wildly! Because the occasion deserves it, what the heck! Today Instagram turns five.
Perhaps for many of you, dear staunch fans who already feel the little camera as part of your life (a group in which, luckily or unfortunately, I include myself), five years sounds like little. But the truth is that, in that time, Instagram has managed to beat all kinds of records , surpassing the famous 140 characters of Twitter by more than one statistic. Even so, beyond that photographic gift that the application has given to humanity (save himself), what do we know about her? Well, the basics in these cases: two computer geeks smarter than you and I will be together in our entire holy lives, they decided to finish university and ‘hit it hard’ (let’s use the relevant jargon) by making a social network where we could share our photos and succeed as much as they do.
The thing began as a geolocation and check-in application (like Foursquare) until they realized that what really interested people were the photos that were uploaded of the places. And then, boom: three months after its launch they had already reached one million users . Meanwhile, the king of social media , AKA Mark Zuckerberg , realized the potential and bought Instagram for a trillion dollars . And taking into account that there were only thirteen people in the company, we deduce that they all received a very complete Christmas basket that year, with all kinds of details.
Now, the network follows an average of 80 million photos shared per day, at a rate of 3,500 million likes in the same period of time. But also …
1. We thought it was a network created for and maybe even by cats, but no. It turns out that the first photo that was uploaded was of a dog !!, that of one of the creators, @Kevin. Note that there is also a foot on it, another of the great hits of Instagram.
Still, cats have won the battle, something that Taylor Swift corroborates every week with his Olivia and his Meredith posing without much enthusiasm but breaking hearts all over the planet.
2. The snapshot that has got the most likes (ever) is that of Kendall Jenner lying on the floor and forming hearts with the her mane. As well as casually, nothing prepared huh? Hardly. The photo has, to date, 3.5 million ‘likes’.
With this image, the model stole the throne from her sister Kim from her, who ended 2014 being queen and mistress of the double click on the photos with the snapshot that was uploaded in November of her wedding with Kanye.