Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

instaIt really is the age of the selfie. Instagram announced Tuesday that 300 million people log into its site every month. That puts the photo-sharing site ahead of Twitter, which claims 284 million monthly active users on its official Web site.

“Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day,” wrote chief executive Kevin Systrom, who went with the company when Facebook bought it for $1 billion in 2012.

Instagram’s users skew young — the strongest with adults ages 18 to 24,according to eMarketer — and the majority are outside of the U.S. In both cases, those are coveted demographics for social networks, thanks to their growth potential.  More