Instagram The World: What Cell Phone Photography Says About Us

Nov 20, 2012

Here is Instagram by the numbers:

The number you're mostly likely to know is $1 billion, which is what Facebook paid to buy Instagram, a photo-sharing phone application.

Instagram has 30 million registered users.

Those users have uploaded over 1 billion photos.

The current rate is 5 million photos per day.

Instagram users click "like"  575 times per second.

During storm Sandy, Instagram users uploaded storm related pictures at a rate of ten per second.

It's a massive distribution system with a nigh noise to signal ratio, and yet, serious photographers are attracted to it. Time magazine ran it first instagram cover photo recently -- also storm related.

Today on the show, we'll talk to the pros about why they're not afraid to use it.

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