Here are 18 Amazing Instagram facts.

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1. Rich kids bragging on social media, such as Instagram, are unwittingly providing incriminating evidence for prosecutors about their parents’ fraud schemes. Cyber security firms say they have been using social media evidence to nail fraud and assets in up to 75 percent of their cases. – Source

2. In 2012, Nestlé used a picture of a bear using Kit Kats as drumsticks to announce their Instagram account. They almost immediately had to take it down due to its resemblance to Pedobear. – Source

3. Kim Kardashian was paid to post a selfie on Instagram and Twitter advertising a pharmaceutical product. Sent to 42 million followers on Instagram and 32 million on Twitter, this illegal advertisement did not contain any risk information or language specifying that it was a paid endorsement. – Source

4. When Facebook acquired Instagram for about $1 billion, the company had just 13 employees. – Source

5. Iggy Pop has an Instagram account for his pet cockatoo, Biggy Pop. – Source

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6. Pope Francis gained 1 million followers on Instagram after just 12 hours of starting his account, a world record. – Source

7. Man Vs Food Host Adam Richman’s new show got pulled because he told a woman to kill herself on Instagram. – Source

8. The first Instagram post with the hashtag #selfie was posted on January 27th, 2011 by Jennifer Lee. – Source

9. There is a service called Phrostie that hand delivers alcoholic beverages anonymously to anyone of any age in the NYC region within 3 hours, all through Instagram. – Source

10. The reason many sites want you to sign in via Facebook, Instagram, google+ or other large sites is because it’s extremely hard to safely store passwords without spending a tremendous amount of time on it. – Source

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11.  Kendall Jenner’s Instagram posts are currently valued between $125,000 and $300,000 for a single post. – Source

12. The old, yellow photo “effect”, so popular in Instagram pictures, is caused by the poor quality cyan dye, which was used in the film produced until the mid-80s, and is “particularly unstable” and prone to fading, leaving behind only yellow and magenta in the photograph. – Source

13. Facebook has the right to sell your Instagram photos to third party advertisement agencies. – Source

14. A famous artist is selling other people’s Instagram pics (#regram’s) for $100,000. – Source

15. Female users comprise 62% at least of each of the following social networks: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. – Source

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16. A Montreal woman was arrested for criminal harassment for posting a picture of someone else’s anti-police graffiti on Instagram. – Source

17. Dan Bilzerian, who is said to be worth more than $100 million, has built a reputation thanks to his Instagram feed of living a lavish lifestyle, has had 3 heart attacks before age 32. – Source

18. There is a guy who makes a living reposting pictures to Instagram. – Source

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Last Update: March 13, 2017