Smartphone users now spend more time on Instagram than Twitter.
In August, some 7.3 million people pulled up Instagram on their phones every day, compared to only 6.9 million who opened Twitter’s mobile platform religiously, according to data released by comScore, a digital market research firm. What’s more, fans of Instagram, which lets users snap, edit and share photos, spent almost 4½ hours using the app in August, compared with just under three hours for serial tweeters, who blast out short messages to “followers.”
Twitter still has more smartphone users, but not as many log in daily. The social media start-up had 29 million unique mobile visitors last month, compared with 22 million who used Instagram. Twitter also has almost 300 million total visitors — including those logging in from desktop computers — while Instagram is only on phones.
It’s a lot easier to tell a story, give a glimpse into your life, or really — say something without really saying anything via a photo, IMHO. Twitter is important, of couruse, but I think we’re learning to express ourselves more and more via photos (think Facebook timeline).
There’s this though, something I heard in church last week: “We all want to live in a land called “instagramia” where nothing is dull. Everything is painted as a classic dream sequence, void of reality.”
But, this is the “dark side” of social media, anyways, right? Always connected, but disconnected.