Justin Bieber Is First Instagram User to Reach a Million Followers
The 18-year-old global pop star — whose fans gave him a social media record for his March 1 birthday — joined Instagram in July 2011 and reeled in 1,700 followers in just an hour. His inaugural Instagram picture (see below) displayed Los Angeles traffic, with the caption “La traffic sucks.”
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Bieber has since shared 281 photos and follows 15 Instagram users, including girlfriend Selena Gomez, fellow teen star Jaden Smith and boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Gomez is the second most-followed Instagram user, followed by Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.
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Previously, Bieber lost the races to 10 million and 20 million Twitter followers, as well as 1 billion YouTube views to social-media powerhouse Lady Gaga. He’s in luck this time, however; Gaga isn’t on Instagram.Justin Bieber’s 5th YouTube Anniversary: The Road to Bieber Fever [INFOGRAPHIC]
Instagram, an iPhone app that has been downloaded 27 million times, announced at South by Southwest this month that an Android version of the app will be released “very soon.” Apple also dubbed Instagram its App of the Year in 2011, and company founder Kevin Systrom appeared in Best Buy’s Super Bowl ad.
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“We fell in love with the Instagram process and how it allows you to create pieces representative of yesteryear with different tones, filters and effects,” says Lainey Bard, who’s affectionately known by her customers as Mrs. Crap. “Since we create wearable works of art, we decided to include Instagram inspired pieces in our shop.”
The Craps access the Instagram API via iPod to pull photos. Bangles are sold for $40.
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