It turns out that Twitter was not the only social media service that saw a ginormous boost on election night when the race was called in Obama's favor for a second term as president of the United States.
It took roughly six minutes for Instagrammers to upload images at 2.1 times the normal rate per second — sending Instagram into overdrive with wild enthusiasm from its users (see chart below).
“People from around the United States tagged more than 100,000 photos with #IVoted, and 150,000 photos with #election2012, allowing folks to share their own — and tune into others’— election night experience in real-time.” Instagram wrote on their blog.
Twitter reported escalating to a hyper 327,000 tweets per minute at about 11:15 just moments before the networks called the election victory for Barack Obama. That number represents “the largest election-related Twitter conversation” during their 6 years of existence, according to Twitter.
No matter how you slice it — the Instagram upload surge was a force to be reckoned with. My favorite image was the "green party" vote posted by gemz023.