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Instagram now more popular than Twitter

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Do you use social media? Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, which do you prefer and why?

Instagram, a photo- and video-sharing app owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday that it now has 300 million monthly active users posting 70 million photos a day.

Since it was set up by co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010, Instagram has grown rapidly. It now appears to have overtaken micro-blogging service Twitter, which has 284 million monthly active users.

Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012, claims that 70% of its users are outside the USA.

So what does the future hold for Instagram? "We’re committed to doing everything possible to keep Instagram free from the fake and spammy accounts that plague much of the Web," said Systrom.

Facebook with its 1.35 billion monthly active users is still the biggest social media platform.

Now decide if the following statements are true or false:

  • 1) 70 million people a day use Instagram.

  • 2) Facebook owns Instagram.

  • 3) Instagram started in 2012.

  • 4) Most Instagram users are American?

  • 5) Fake users are an online problem for social media.

  • 6) There is no bigger social media network than Facebook.