The year on Instagram in 100 pictures


The year on Instagram in 100 pictures

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By Deepa Menon  December 22nd, 2015

You know something’s gone proper mainstream when the prime minister gets on board. Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician on Instagram, after Barack Obama. In fact, anyone with a brand to sell, from Hillary Clinton to Adele, saw the merit in getting ’grammed this year. The Ayatollah of Iran is on there, and so is Radhe Maa. Two out of the three Khans use Instagram. With an average of 80 million uploads every day, Insta is getting to be a comprehensive chronicler of what’s happening in the world. If the highlights (and lowlifes) of the year scrolled past in  square-shaped dispatches, here’s what it would look like...

You know something’s gone proper mainstream when the prime minister gets on board. Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician on Instagram, after Barack Obama. In fact, anyone with a brand to sell, from Hillary Clinton to Adele, saw the merit in getting ’grammed this year. The Ayatollah of Iran is on there, and so is Radhe Maa. Two out of the three Khans use Instagram. With an average of 80 million uploads every day, Insta is getting to be a comprehensive chronicler of what’s happening in the world. If the highlights (and lowlifes) of the year scrolled past in  square-shaped dispatches, here’s what it would look like...