#TurkeySelfie: Instagram says Thanksgiving 2013 was its busiest day ever

#TurkeySelfie: Instagram says Thanksgiving 2013 was its busiest day ever
The running joke about Instagram is that its main usage is to let people share pictures of their food, and this latest story isn't going to help get rid of that joke at all. Thanksgiving turned out to be a very big day for the service last year, and this year Instagram is saying that Thanksgiving was the busiest day ever for its photo-sharing app.

Unfortunately, Instagram hasn't given any actual statistics to back up the claim. Last year, when Instagram said that Thanksgiving 2012 was the busiest day ever for the service, it said that the day featured 10 million Thanksgiving-themed tags, and a peak of 226 Thanksgiving posts per second. This year, Instagram says that the collision of Thanksgiving with the first day of Hanukkah led to the "busiest day on Instagram so far." 

We assume that at some point Instagram will give out some real numbers from the photos and videos shared yesterday, and when it does, we'll be sure to bring them to you.



1. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Sincerely I don't get the point about taking pictures of your food and using cheap filters on it... can anyone explain me?

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You don't have to understand why people enjoy what they do.. I'm sure there's things that you do that everyone wouldn't understand, or agree with.. Nobody's perfect, so just focus on what makes you happy.. ;-)

5. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Is that why you advertise Windows Phone in almost every article you post in? I'm kidding! I really want a 1520 or a Nexus 5, though!

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep❕.. But do you see me ever speak negatively about other playforms❔:-):-):-)

3. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I have to agree with Jurdiales but, Rodneyej1 you hit the nail on the head. well said.

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, it's not like I'm some Instagram freek, but sometimes I like to see what my friends are posting, especially my friends who live out of town.. And, as dumb as it may sound it is kinda interesting to see what they had for dinner.. Lol.. Nevertheless, I might open Instagram, on my WP device ;-), twice a month.. It's really simple. If you don't like a phone, OS, or app, then just don't use it.. But, there's to many knuckle heads here on PA who have to hate, be disrespectful, and ruin the fun for others..

6. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Sad thing is, the sense of anonymity will always bring out the worst in some people no matter where they are. It's a nasty, twisted world the one we live in. Harmony and respect are going downhill - fast.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Respect is earned, Harmony is learned. Basic civility is given, to our persona.. Until shown it may not be deserved at all. How much time do you expect to spend in direct contact with fanboys of any camp to aquire either though? Considering, some enjoy frothing at the mouths. Yup to hell in a hand basket.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013


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