Instagram broke usage records Thursday thanks to the once in a lifetime combo of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah occurring on the same day, the first time since 1888. People just couldn’t stop themselves from sharing their food and family moments with the Internet. Instagram thanked users in a statement on their blog.
Images of turkeys and latkes—and even an occasional “menurky“—from around the world flooded our Instagram feeds as friends and families gathered to celebrate and share these special holiday events. We saw record usage as Instagrammers shared a heaping helping of holiday cheer. Your Thanksgiving and Hanukkah-related photos and videos helped make yesterday our busiest day on Instagram so far.
Hooray? This is of course the second year in a row that the photo site has set records according to the Mirror.
Last year, the network said that it saw over 10 million photos on Thanksgiving, coming in at a rate of around 200 images per second.
And we couldn’t get these folks to help create a stable healthcare website?
Thanksgivukkah is a pretty cool thing and all, but must everything be a moment to be shared online? People are already ruining meals by photographing them, so should you really be doing that to arguably the biggest meal of the year?
Warren Zevon said we should enjoy every sandwich. I say put the phones down and enjoy these meals, whatever they might be. Or hey, set a bigger record next year.
(Lead image via kamercer)