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The Coolest Facts You Didn't Know About Instagram

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Before we had Instagram, Facebook dominated the social media landscape. Then, when Instagram was looking like it could be the next big thing, Facebook went ahead and bought the company for a cool $1 billion. That was back in 2012. Now, Instagram is on top of the world as one of the most popular social networking sites around.

Even if you're on Instagram everyday like a lot of people, chances are that you don't know everything about the site. From the most liked picture to how much some of the top users get paid per post, there's a near endless supply of Instagram facts out there. 

While Twitter seems to be losing steam, Instagram is only getting more and more popular. Some of the most popular celebrity accounts get more new followers in an hour than most of us will in a year. Instagram isn't just interesting on the surface, though. There are loads of interesting Instagram statistics that demonstrate just how popular and influential the photo-sharing platform really is.

There are so many cool things about Instagram that it's hard to even know where to start. Thanks to this list, next time you're trying to explain the popularity of Instagram to your grandparents, you'll know all the important facts and numbers behind the social media giant.
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    70% of Instagram Users Come from Outside the U.S.

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    Instagram is incredibly popular in the United States, but in its short existence, it has become a global brand. Around 70% of its users come from places other than the U.S.
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    Over 30 Billion Photos Have Been Uploaded

    Photo: Antonio Delgado / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    In a little less than six years, 30 billion photos were uploaded to Instagram. The platform was launched in 2010 and has since gone on to become the go-to destination for sharing selfies and photos of your food.
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    Times Square Is the Most Popular Place on Instagram

    Photo: Richard BURGER / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    When it comes to geotagging, New York's Time Square was the most Insta-popular location in 2015. Paris's Eiffel Tower, London's Tower Bridge, Moscow's Red Square, and Los Angeles's Dodger's Stadium rounded out the top five.
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    Facebook Bought Instagram for $1 Billion

    Photo: Sarah Marshall / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Facebook bought Instagram back in 2012 for only $1 billion. That might sound like a lot, but it turned out to be a steal. To put things in perspective, Instagram is expected to be making nearly $3 billion in ad revenue by next year. And of course that's on top of all the money Facebook makes from its own ads.
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