What Did Instagram Users #Love In 2013?

By David Cohen 

Instagram2013650Love was in the air at Instagram in 2013, as #love was the most-used hashtag on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service during the year, with other top hashtags including #tbt, #friends, #fashion, #food, and #selfie.

Instagram reviewed its best of 2013 in a post on its blog, saying that the rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the same day led to its busiest day in 2013.

The photo below, posted by pop star Justin Bieber and featuring Bieber and hip-hop star and actor Will Smith, tallied the most likes in 2013, at more than 1.5 million.

The Instagram blog post also shared the following lists:

Top geotagged locations of 2013:

  1. Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, Bangkok
  2. Times Square, New York
  3. Disneyland (California)
  4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
  5. Disney World (Florida)
  6. Staples Center, Los Angeles
  7. Central Park, New York
  8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  9. Bangkok International Airport
  10. The Highline, New York

Top geotagged cities of 2013, global:

  1. New York
  2. Bangkok
  3. Los Angeles
  4. London
  5. São Paulo
  6. Moscow
  7. Rio de Janeiro
  8. San Diego
  9. Las Vegas
  10. San Francisco

Top geotagged locations of 2013, U.S. only:

  1. Times Square
  2. Disneyland
  3. Bellagio Fountains
  4. Disney World
  5. Staples Center
  6. Central Park
  7. Dodger Stadium
  8. The Highline
  9. Empire State Building, New York
  10. Caesars Casino, Las Vegas

Readers: Did any of these hashtags or locations make their way into your Instagram feeds?