Instagram, ever heard of it? The photo sharing app that’s helped make our thumbs our strongest digit just released this year’s statistics. It's gathered its Year in Review data, assembled the lists, and given us more than we ever wanted to know about 2017’s most popular posts, places, and profiles. And because I love a good end-of-year listicle, I present to you some of Instagram’s most photographed and geotagged cities and restaurants. Some of them may surprise you. Others, most definitely, will not. Before you get started, why not check out this video made by Sabeena Karnik (@sabeenu), an Indian paper artist, to celebrate the end of this year.
There are plenty of lists to be read in regards to Instagram engagement, but we’ve selected a few that we found most interesting. To start off, the list of the most Instagrammed cities in the U.S. Any shocker that New York City came in as number one? Probably not. The shimmering city that doesn't sleep is fully of insta-worthy snaps.
Most Instagrammed Cities of 2017 (U.S.)
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1) New York, New York
2) Los Angeles, California
3) Chicago, Illinois
4) San Francisco, California
5) Miami, Florida
6) Las Vegas, Nevada
7) San Diego, California
8) Houston, Texas
9) Atlanta, Georgia
10) Washington, District of Columbia
As for the most popular geotags in the world, the Big Apple continues to reign supreme. Russia also proved to be popular with Instagrammers—its two biggest cities made it into the top ten. Jakarta, a city of more than nine million residents, also squeezed its way into the roundup. A brief scroll through its geotag reveals why: The city appears leafy, airy, and intensely multifaceted.
Most Instagrammed Cities of 2017 (Global)
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
And when it comes to the most 'grammed locations, Disney parks take the cake. Almost half of the most post locations are the brand's theme parks both in the U.S. and abroad. Maybe they should consider a slogan reboot—"The Happiest Most Instagrammed Place on Earth."
Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2017 (Global)
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 Disney Resort, 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
There you have it. 2017's most popular places. So get to scrolling! Make some memories, snap some pictures, hash some tags. And while you're at it, why not give us a follow? We've got a pretty spectacular account...
Did you snap any of this year's most popular places? Let us know your Insta-moments in the comments.