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Look at This! We're Uploading and Sharing a Staggering 1.8 Billion Photos a Day.

Courtesy of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat. Which one of these things is not like the other?

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is packed with all kinds of jaw-dropping statistics. But even by her standards, this one pops out: Web and app users are sharing and uploading 1.8 billion photos a day.

Or in other words — here’s why Facebook, which used to be the world’s biggest photo-sharing service, bought Instagram, is buying WhatsApp, and (still) wants to buy Snapchat:

1.8 Billion Photos Uploaded and Shared Every Day

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