Instagram is now one of the biggest websites on the internet. With the strong 300M user base it has, it can now dethrone Twitter easily. Twitter should now be worried about this Facebook-owned company.
Instagram is not that old and neither is as popular as Facebook is, but, the amount of attention that it has garnished is significant. The only social media platform that should be paying attention to the latest Instagram headlines is Twitter.
And here’s why.
Both Twitter and Facebook has been known to be competitors like McDonalds and Burger King. Since Facebook started owning the image sharing website Instagram, its chances at taking both top spots for social platform is closer than ever. With the rapid popularity of ‘selfies’ mixed with this ever growing addiction of these narcissistic-like behavior, Instagram is soon to dominate Twitter completely. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has recently announced that their social media platform racked a staggering 300 million active users. A number that now exceeds the amount of active users that Twitter has.
Most people didn’t see it coming, but now Instagram basically has Twitter by the throat. The music or entertainment culture is further popularizing Instagram and the whole taking self-portraits, which has helped bring Instagram to where it is today. While Facebook shows no signs of slowing down, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is expected to multiply.
If Twitter doesn’t step up its game, Instagram will dethrone it very easily. Twitter is still more known than Instagram, according to a poll study that was conducted in numerous forum boards. The poll study basically involved forum communities from all parts of the world and people were to vote whether the people around them knew more about Instagram or Twitter.
Twitter was voted higher than Instagram which potentially means that Twitter has not been forgotten or dominated just yet.
The matter of the truth is that Twitter, which was released 8 years ago, is attracting less users than Instagram, a site that has only been up for 4 years. Twitter is on its way to 300M users, potentially in the next year. This is assuming Twitter registrations are continuing to climb and not decrease.
With fake ‘dummy’ accounts on the rise of third-world countries, the Twitter and Instagram game will spark a certain amount of confusion. Instagram is not trying to get into the same mess as Twitter or Facebook and is attempting to wipe off the accounts it thinks are inactive or fake. A problem that will likely never be fixed because the account creators are from places like India or Kenya.
Whatever the case may be, 2015 is set to be the most interesting year yet for social media. As more elderly people are starting to adapt to the internet, things are about to get wilder in the new year. We at Rantic, being called one of the most notorious social media marketing sites, can totally see Instagram slaying Twitter and all other social networking sites.
And you never know, Instagram could catch up to Facebook too.