I’ve seen several blogs mention in the past day or so the news from Instagram that their users are now uploading 25 photos every second (even prompting Gruber to note that’s more frames per second than a motion picture). It is, truly, a lot of pictures. But, to put this in perspective, Facebook back in April of 2009 said their users were uploading 220 million photos every week. That’s almost 22,000 a second. A year and a half ago.
This isn’t a “neener neener, your social site sucks” kind of observation at all. I love Instagram. Instead, it’s a “OH MY GOD, FACEBOOK IS HUGE” kind of observation. So. Frickin’. Huge.