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What’s been happening on Instagram this year?

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What’s been happening on Instagram this year?

As 2017 draws to a close, photo sharing platform Instagram has revealed some stats relating to the activity of users over the last year.

Many of Instagram’s 800 million users take to the platform each day to record what’s going on in their lives and where they’ve visited. As part of the site’s Year In Review, it revealed all kinds of stats and figures to do with what its users have been posting about, who they’ve been following and even which of its iconic filters they’ve been using.

Here are just some of the stats for 2017:

Most Instagrammed city of 2017

This is one of the stats we looked at last year, and comparisons show that not much has changed in 2017. Nine of the top 10 were in the list for both years.

1. New York, New York
2. Moscow, Russia
3. London, United Kingdom
4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
5. Paris, France
6. Los Angeles, California
7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
8. Jakarta, Indonesia
9. Istanbul, Turkey
10. Barcelona, Spain

New York retained its status as the most Instagrammed city of the year, with Moscow overtaking London for second place. Rio De Janeiro hosted the Olympic Games in 2016 and made it into the top 10 most Instagrammed cities last year, but as that event has been and gone, it has since dropped out of the top 10 and has been replaced by Barcelona, perhaps due in part to the level of political activity there this year related to Catalan independence.

Most Instagrammed location of 2017

Last year saw Disney as a whole take the title; however, this year, Instagram has separated each park, meaning that Disney appears three times in the top 10:

1. Disneyland, Anaheim, USA
2. Times Square, New York City, USA
3. Central Park, New York City, USA
4. Tour Eiffel, Paris, France
5. Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan
6. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, USA
7. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
8. Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, USA
9. Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim, USA
10. Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, USA

The list is pretty similar to that of last year, with many iconic American landmarks featuring in the top 10.

BBC Sport has also got in on the action, revealing the UK’s most Instagrammed sporting locations:

1. Wembley
2. Old Trafford
3. Emirates Stadium
4. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
5. Stamford Bridge
6. Twickenham
7. Wimbledon
8. Principality Stadium
9. Etihad Stadium
10. Ascot Racecourse

Unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by football stadia, as it is considered to be the nation’s favourite sport. Seven of the top 10 are football venues, including the homes of the English and Welsh national teams. Following the hosting of the World Athletics Championships and World Para-Athletics Championships, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park heads up to number four, helped by being home of West Ham United.

National rugby stadium Twickenham, iconic tennis ground Wimbledon and Royal Ascot Racecourse make up the rest of the top 10.

What have you been Instagramming this year? Have you been to any of the locations mentioned above?

Alan Littler

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