Instagram Photos Get 8,500 Likes Per Second

Photo-sharing social network Instagram is on fire. It released monthly usage statistics for the first time yesterday, and the numbers are impressive. More than 90 million people use the Instagram every month, and post more than 40 million photos to the service every day. Those photos generate more than 8,500 ‘Likes’ and 1,000 comments every second.

You might recall back in September, Instagram announced it had more than 100 million registered users. It’s important to keep the comparison even, though, since not all registered users are active. While no official statistics were given, the public backlash at Instagram for their change in Terms of Service caused people to cancel their accounts in droves. These statistics account for that, and the service still seems healthy.

Instagram is set to release its new Terms of Service on Saturday, January 19th.

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