Saturday, December 13, 2014
Instagram overtakes Twitter, hits 300 million users
Instagram announced it reached a milestone of 300 million users today via Instagram, it has just clocked 300million followers as against twitter's 284 million.
Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012 when many didn't see its potential. It's most popular picture is Kim and Kanye's wedding photo. CEO Kevin Systrom said. Despite the huge numbers, the app is majorly cracking down on spam accounts. . . The caption of the above Insta reads:
As Instagram gets bigger, we're focused on helping you discover more. Today, we're excited to say that verified badges for celebrities and brands will be rolling out in the coming days, making it easier for you to find and connect with authentic accounts. . . Finally, we're committed to keeping Instagram free from fake and spammy accounts. We've been deactivating these accounts on an ongoing basis—and now we will be deleting these accounts forever. As a result, some of you will see a change in your follower count, though most of you won't see any impact. . . If you're one of those who will see a correction, you will see a notification in the app directing you to additional information. Most likely, this purge will affect major brands, celebrities, and Internet personalities only.