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Justin Bieber posts his first pic on Instagram, usage explodes

A few minutes ago, the Instagram team noticed their servers blowing up. What happened? Were they under attack? DDoS? No.

Bieber happened….

Yes, Justin Bieber just signed up for Instagram. And he tweeted out his first picture to his 11 million+ followers. The result? Boom.

After I saw the tweet, I reached out to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, and he confirmed the massive influx as a result of Bieber. Bieber is gaining about 50 followers a minute at this point. All thanks to one picture. Of traffic. Systrom says he’s also getting one comment every 10 seconds or so. These numbers are unprecedented for the already popular photo-sharing service.

Celebrities on Instagram is nothing new — Snoop Dogg is a long-time user, for example. But Bieber is known for his cult-like following, especially on Twitter. His usage could really lead to another sign-up surge for Instagram. Instagram is just shy of 7 million users right now. And they were growing fast before Bieber — last month they hit 5 million users.

Most importantly for Instagram, they didn’t reach out to Bieber to get him using the service. This isn’t some publicity stunt. Bieber is just using it because he heard about it and decided to check it out.

That’s the kind of publicity money can buy, but it hasn’t here.


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  • John

    I am marrying him

    • Connor

      No I am marrying him! I am more sexy!

      • John

        its on!!!! race you to canada……..

        • connor

          I’m already here and with him 😛

        • john

          I’ve been there in his bed. i bet you are only there with a cardbourd cutout with only moose for company!

        • connor

          i’ve been closer than the bed!!!!!

        • connor

          I have a sexy ginger and JB.

        • john

          To what????? the moose?? yuk!

        • Sarah

          Are you guys boys!?!?!

    • jessica

      hey you how old are you

      • jessica

        ffffffuuuuuuuuuuucckkkkkkkkk me would you connor

    • Anonymous

      Shut the hell up

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  • Patricia

    Whats instagram? Im gonna go check it out.

  • Lea

    Awh I love instagram <3 His photos aren't so bad either. They're pretty cute considering that the photos aren't from the paparazzi

  • Anonymous

    shut the fuck up

  • jessica

    yeah justin is mine and he will stay mine so fuck off im already in his bed with him and he is about to rape me. oh that feells good

    • mylee-jade

      um sorry to burst your bubble but im the one with the four year old month baby and hes the one that got me pregnant so i would like it i f you both backed of my f***** man!!!! thanks.

      • Anonymous

        No girl, justin doesnt fuck basic bitches so he’s obviously NOT ur baby’s dady

  • justin bieber

    hey its justin and all of you who are saying crap you need to stop none of it is ture the only thing that is true is i rapped jessica and it felt real good and all of you who have a bigger dick than i do stick it up my ass come on ill be waiting. :-

    • Justin Bieber won’t ever rape anyone. He is a Christian and I am one to and Christians don’t rape people, God doesn’t like that. But, if you were really Justin Bieber you would prove it in Instagram by putting up a picture of you raping somebody. I doubt that you really are him so FUX OFF JERK!!!!¡¡¡¡

  • Anonymous

    How do i get to instagram?<3

  • Brianna

    The power of the Biebs 😉

  • cheyanne

    I live you Justin bieber I love of ur song I am a big fan I love you so much I will date you

    • cheyanne

      I mean to say love

  • Bree

    Some of u guys are crazy as shit! Calm tf down. Im pretty sure Justin wouldn’t like a fucking physco ass fan talking about how they fucked him. Smh, clean it tf up girls…