Instagram Uploads Surpassed 10 Million on Thanksgiving

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News Posted: Mon, Nov 26 2012 9:34 AM
For those of you who celebrate the holiday, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and extended weekend. It was certainly a busy one for Instagram users, who uploaded more than 10 million photos mentioning Thanksgiving-themed words on Turkey Day, peaking at 226 photo uploads per second. The day broke all Instagram records thus far, the company announced.

"We're thrilled to see people use Instagram to share their holidays. Whether celebrating with friends and family or sharing photos with them halfway across the globe, we’re excited to see the intimacy and immediacy of the Instagram experience bring us all closer together over this holiday season," Instagram stated in a blog post.

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Delicious fried turkey before applying an Instagram filter.

Facebook acquired Instagram earlier this years for a cool $1 billion. In doing so, Instagram was able to add 10 million additional users in just a few days, bringing to the total to 40 million back in April 2012. Instagram, if you're in the dark, is a social sharing app that takes perfectly fine looking photos and makes them look, well, old and crappy vintage and retro by applying filters (see above and below).

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Delicious fried turkey after applying Instagram's "Waldo" filter.

The total number of photographs uploaded to Instagram broke the 1 billion barrier back in May of this year.
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sackyhack replied on Mon, Nov 26 2012 10:06 AM

I'm still flabbergasted at the amount of money FB paid for a thing that kinda ruins your pictures. The flood of artsy yet boring food-shots this holiday was definitely annoying too. Although I gotta admit, if the presentation is interesting, I don't mind it. I still have several friends in Japan from my time there, and they like to post instagrams of their food for some reason, and I like seeing all the weird and interesting things they eat. But I wish I could see them in their actual color, rather than through Instagram's crappy filters.

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OSunday replied on Mon, Nov 26 2012 9:34 PM

Hooray, now we can all view our Thanksgiving dinners through the eyes of our ancestors a couple decades ago with Polaroid and retro film effects!

It's like having dinner with your relatives in their own era!

.. not.

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Hoodratcat replied on Tue, Nov 27 2012 10:17 AM

9.5 million of those pictures are of food .

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