Obama's Win Sent Instagram Into Overdrive

It's not just Twitter that saw an astronomical boost from last night's electoral dance — Instagram completely exploded as soon as Obama clinched presidential victory. In a huge way.

Within just six quick minutes — about as much time as it took for ecstatic Democrats to confirm on Twitter, jump up and down a little, pick up their phones and pick a filter, the rate of photos uploaded to Instagram more than double to 2.1 the normal rate. If you're a user of the app — and you probably are! — you no doubt got sepia peeks into a lot of living rooms and apartments around the country. The CNN close-up shot was a particular favourite. [Instagram]


    A graph that increases by 1000%. Actual increase 210%. What a scoop!

    This is why I don't understand 1. Americans and 2. Instagram. Why do people feel the need to upload a photo of them smiling because the leader of the country has been chosen? Of which, I'm sure not all of the uploaders were even Voters!

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