Obama's Win Sent Instagram into Overdrive

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It's not just Twitter that saw an astronomical boost from last night's electoral dance—Instagram completely exploded as soon as Obama clinched presidential victory. In a huge way.


Within just six quick minutes—about as much time as it took for ecstatic Democrats to confirm on Twitter, jump up and down a little, pick up their phones, and pick a filter, the rate of photos uploaded to Instagram more than double to 2.1 the normal rate. If you're a user of the app—and you probably are!—you no doubt got sepia peeks into a lot of living rooms and apartments around the country. The CNN close-up shot was a particular favorite. [Instagram]


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