Instagram Is the Fastest Growing Major Social Network

Re/code – Kurt Wagner

Instagram is growing quickly — faster than the competition, it turns out.

New data from the Pew Research Internet Project released Friday found that Instagram was the fastest growing major social network among U.S. adults last year. The segment of U.S. adults using the photo-sharing app grew nine percent over 2013, meaning 26 percent of the U.S. adult population is now on Instagram.

That marks the biggest jump of any major social network studied, surpassing growth by Pinterest (seven percent), LinkedIn (six percent) and Twitter (five percent). Facebook, on the other hand, didn’t expand its user base among U.S. adults at all last year, staying steady at 71 percent, according to the study. Read More