It 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