Discovering — and telling — stories from around the world. Curated by Instagram’s community team.
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Featured photo of @diavolo_la by @loewe7 Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmoveit Inspired by the Winter Olympics, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos celebrating the power of movement, as in this featured photo by Thai Haong (@loewe7). You don’t have to be an athlete to capture the everyday action around you, like a spontaneous trampoline session or a daily run through the park. Keep an eye out for repeating shapes or colorful backdrops to elevate your images. Play with different viewpoints to maximize energy. Make us feel the drama with intense expressions and extreme angles, like an unexpected selfie during an exhilarating cheerleading practice. Use creative tools like slow-motion or time-lapse to add another layer of depth to your submission. Capture the blur from a crashing wave while surfing or a freeze frame of a mid-air jump in order to transport us into the action. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmoveit hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
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For American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (@shibsibs), their family bond is their greatest strength. “Skating with a sibling is unique,” says 23-year-old Maia (@maiashibutani). “But we’ve always gotten along well. Alex is an awesome big brother and now that we’re on the same team, we treat each other like equals. It’s a huge strength for us to know that we support each other unconditionally.” Competing in their second Winter Olympics, in #Pyeongchang2018, Maia and Alex are no strangers to success in ice dancing, a ballroom dancing-influenced form of figure skating: They are three-time world medalists and two-time U.S. champions in their sport. And earlier this week, they won bronze in the team figure skating event. But being Olympic athletes — together — is their greatest triumph. “Our bond extends beyond our skating together as a team,” says 26-year-old Alex (@alexshibutani). “We’ll be best friends for the rest of our lives.” 🇺🇸 Lace up your skates and watch our story to join Maia and Alex as they prepare for the Winter Olympics (@olympics), which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Keep tuning in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.
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Photo by @susanne.decochiffon Singaporean author and chef Susanne Ng (@susanne.decochiffon) brings a scientific approach to her cute and colorful chiffon cakes. “Baking is very precise, like research,” says Susanne who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. “Conducting experiments comes as second nature to me, and I have brought my love for experiments into the kitchen.” For #LunarNewYear in Singapore, Susanne gathers with her extended family to celebrate. “It’s a time of reunion,” she says. Watch our story to see how Susanne crafted this zodiac cake for the holiday.
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Photo by @lilfrankies A staple of NYC’s East Village neighborhood, Lil’ Frankie’s (@lilfrankies) is home to lots of love stories. 🍕❤️ “I can’t think of anything more special than someone taking the time to write me an email about how they fell in love over one of my pizzas or pastas,” says chef and restaurant owner Frank Prisinzano (@frankprisinzano), who regularly treats couples who met at one of his restaurants to a free dinner, and the Instagram community to his cooking tutorials. “I love to feed people and teach them how to cook. That’s my calling, I guess!” We’re heading into the kitchen to celebrate #ValentinesDay with Chef Frank. Check out our story to get in on the love.
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Photo by @topangacreek Athletes on a California trail came together to form a heart for #WHPwithlove. “Often mountain bikers and hikers are at odds,” says Chris Kelly (@topangacreek), the owner of an adventure bicycle shop and organizer of weekly rides, “so I really liked that we made this heart together.”
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Video by @cobythecat “This video shows my softer side,” writes Coby (@cobythecat), a 2-year-old British shorthair cat. “I’m known to get a little sassy and strut my stuff. But behind all the fluff, I’ve got a big heart and lots of love to give.” 🌹 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwithlove.
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Photo by @gboxrkw Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s shop. “As we all know, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment,” writes Govind Raikwar (@gboxrkw) in his caption. “Here is another such example of love, and it’s not with a living thing but with this mean machine.” 🏍💗 #WHPwithlove
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Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta From the handmade masks to the sweetly sleeping faces, we’re head over heels for this scene in Spain. Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwithlove.
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These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives on an airplane, but the constant hustle is worth it to be at New York Fashion Week. “I love coming to New York because it kicks off an amazing month of traveling the world with great people and seeing all the new, fun and creative designs in the upcoming season,” says Jasmine. Before she jets off for the next fashion show, you’ll find Jasmine enjoying a classic New York experience — pizza. “I have to get pizza every time I’m in the city!” 🍕 From fittings to parties to the runway shows, watch our story today to take in #NYFW through Jasmine’s eyes.
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Photo by @paulthecorgi Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi): “Who’s a good boy? ... I’m a good boy. 😌” “Paul is a very good sport when it comes to humoring my random, silly ideas,” says Cynthia, Paul’s human, who used a treat to coax her corgi into looking at the mirror. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @johnny777 A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his hat stretching to the sky like a flower, watches over an office complex’s garden in Tokyo, where photographer Ryoji Iwata (@johnny777) waited patiently to capture the perfect photo. “This gnome made the normal street scene feel surreal,” he says. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Featured video by @shibainu.berry Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwithlove Love is in the air. 💘 In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world on February 14, the goal this weekend is to create photos and videos showing how love inspires you, as in this featured video from @shibainu.berry. Come together to connect with loved ones. (Humans and furry friends alike!) If you can’t be with them IRL, find a creative way to include them with a printed photo, drawing or meaningful memento. Do you show your love with gifts? We want to see the handmade crafts and heart-shaped treats you share this time of year. Capture what you love to do. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, going for a bike ride or starting an impromptu dance party, celebrate the big and small moments with friends, both new and old. Be sure to follow the #WHPwithlove hashtag to see what the community is creating. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwithlove hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
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Photo of @alexiahentsch by @gabmendss “I do something in the line between fashion and costume,” explains Alexia Hentsch (@alexiahentsch). The costume designer splits her time between London and Rio de Janeiro, where she was born. For the past two years, she has created custom pieces for Rio’s Carnival celebrations. “I love Carnival. I think it’s difficult not to,” says Alexia. “It’s a celebration of joy, which doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world on such a large scale. The whole country has checked out to go to a party. It’s kind of nuts.” Watch our Instagram story now to see more of Alexia’s Carnival costume creations.
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Photo of @seun_msamazing by @mollychoma Nigerian-American athlete Seun Adigun (@seun_msamazing) and her teammates are making history. They’re the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Olympics. “It feels absolutely amazing,” says Seun, who was born in the U.S. to Nigerian immigrant parents. “It’s surreal on a daily basis.” Seun, the driver on her team of three, found bobsledding through track and field, which she’d competed in at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Years later, after countless hours of training on both dry land and the ice track, she’s taking her bobsled team to compete in #Pyeongchang2018. And once the games are over, Seun, who lives in Houston and just graduated with a degree in chiropractic work, wants to continue working with Olympians. “I plan to open my chiropractic practice along with a high-performance injury prevention and rehabilitation facility for elite-level athletes.” 🇳🇬 The Winter Olympics (@olympics) are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Tune in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.
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Photo by @chebmoha Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya and Canada, then couch-surfed his way across Europe and the Middle East. He’s settled (for a moment) in the United Arab Emirates. “I have never encountered a place that was boring to me,” says Moha, whose first photos were made with an old film camera and a roll of expired film. “The pictures were really bad,” he admits. But he’d found a way of connecting with people around the world. “It’s a very intimate thing to ask someone, ‘Can I take your picture?’ It created a lot of friendships, a lot of relationships and opportunities.” From those opportunities, he’s built a career as a stylist, art director and photographer, with his images now hanging on gallery walls at GPP Photo Week, the Dubai-based photo festival organized by @gulfphotoplus. “I’m peeling back the layers of where I am and going beyond the confines of how things are usually seen,” he says. Watch today’s story to see his portraits from across the Middle East.
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Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy). “Yoe Apolinario (@yoe.apolinario) invites you into her creative growth and uses her platform to highlight other dance communities around the world,” says Kimberly of the professional dancer who is based in Los Angeles. “I found a video of Yoe dancing alongside SHEstreet (@sheopatra_jones) on [singer] Diana Ross’ Instagram. In the video, they are both in suits and busting out some of the most fly, futuristic dance moves I’ve seen in a long time. While following Yoe’s account, I was exposed to the beauty and strength of Instagram’s dance community. Yoe is fierce, committed and she’s invited us all along for the ride.” Watch our story to see more from Yoe.
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Photo illustration by @icedcarlo Look a little bit closer to see the #WHPillusion in Carlo David’s (@icedcarlo) photo. “My inspiration was growing up in the Philippines listening to Michael Jackson records,” says Carlo, who now lives and works in the Los Angeles area. “Record stores will always remind me of my childhood.”
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Photo by @roodster3 Ten years ago, the idea of owning a Mustang was nothing more than a dream for Rudy Simental (@roodster3). “When I saw the #WHPillusion project, it reminded me of the fact that many years ago my idea of owning this car was an illusion. So I turned my actual car into a model size.”
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Photo by @kademoiselle In the brightly colored alleyways of the south of France, portrait photographer Karolina Kodlubaj (@kademoiselle) made a well-placed mirror the focal point of her #WHPillusion submission. “The difficult part was to get the perfect position for the model and me — and to find an opposite wall of the same color to achieve the complete illusion.” Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
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Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy). “I have to start by saying I want every single thing that they make,” says Kimberly of the Los Angeles-based brand No Sesso (@nosessola), led by designer Pierre Davis. “This desire comes from the fact that I feel like the clothes were made for me, all of me: a black queer woman. As a brand, No Sesso invites us all to feel like we can belong. Italian for ‘no sex or gender,’ I was totally sold when my friend shared their account with me. No Sesso totally shifts how many people think about what fashion can do. I can’t wait to see what they do next.” Watch our story to see more from No Sesso.
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|Instagram Name Consonants:||nstgrm (6 characters)|
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|AL fah||AL FAH||ALFAH or AL-FAH||ˈælfɑ||al fah||[ˈælfʌ]||/ˈælfɑː/ AL-fah|
|g||Golf||Golf||GOLF||GOLF||ɡʌlf [sic]||golf||[ˈɡʌl(f)]||/ˈɡɒlf/ GOLF|
|r||Romeo||ROW me oh||ROW ME OH||ROWME OH or ROW-ME-OH||ˈroːmiˑo||ro mi o||[ˈɹoʊmi.oʊ]||/ˈroʊmiːoʊ/ ROH-mee-oh|
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|Instagram with Hindi letters||इंस्तग्रम्|
|Instagram with Chinese letters||Iㄋ˙ㄙㄊㄚ˙ㄍㄖㄚ˙ㄇ˙|
|Instagram with Cyrillic letters||Инстаграм|
|Instagram with Hebrew letters||ִנסטַגרַם|
|Instagram with Arabic letters||ِنستَگرَم|
|Instagram with Tamil letters||இஂஸ்தக்ரம்|
|Instagram with Japanese letters||いんすたぐらむ|
|Instagram with Armenian letters||Ինստագրամ|
|A Good Name||28%||72%||A Bad Name|
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|2018.02.16. 22:53||Featured photo of @diavolo_la by ||797 314
|2018.02.16. 20:02||For American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (@shibsibs), their family bond is...||633 970||6 035||1||72 474,37$|
|2018.02.15. 20:14||Photo by @susanne.decochiffon Singaporean author and chef...||488 090||6 565||1||61 372,62$|
|2018.02.14. 20:22||Photo by @lilfrankies A staple of NYC’s East Village...||876 776||8 908||1||143 622,79$|
|2018.02.14. 01:20||Photo by @topangacreek Athletes on a California trail came...||1 311 093||8 402||1||200 863,55$|
|2018.02.14. 00:04||Photo by @nathalie.gertz
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|2018.02.13. 23:09||Video by @cobythecat “This video shows my softer side,”...||738 689||9 086||1||124 005,07$|
|2018.02.13. 03:20||Photo by @lenkabanby A serene moment in the snowy Czech...||986 181||7 480||1||135 878,39$|
|2018.02.13. 01:37||Photo by @gboxrkw Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s...||707 766||3 382||1||46 896,79$|
|2018.02.13. 00:48||Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta From the handmade masks to...||567 280||3 189||1||36 457,35$|
|2018.02.12. 21:23||These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives...||630 643||4 253||1||52 047,86$|
|2018.02.11. 19:00||Photo by @paulthecorgi Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi):...||780 700||7 457||1||108 111,35$|
|2018.02.11. 18:04||Photo by @johnny777 A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his...||1 070 964||6 761||1||133 452,56$|
|2018.02.10. 19:02||Photo by @hamidrezaamiri_ Sorry snow. You won’t stop...||899 035||15 644||1||255 304,63$|
|2018.02.09. 22:56||Featured video by @shibainu.berry
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|2018.02.09. 20:49||Photo of @alexiahentsch by ||559 782
|2018.02.09. 18:09||Photo of @seun_msamazing by ||400 251
|2018.02.08. 20:21||Photo by @chebmoha Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha)...||595 325||5 541||0||63 058,06$|
|2018.02.07. 20:10||Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated...||493 279||7 916||1||73 881,29$|
|2018.02.07. 06:48||Photo illustration by @icedcarlo Look a little bit closer to...||587 669||6 574||1||73 140,92$|
|2018.02.07. 06:00||Photo by @roodster3 Ten years ago, the idea of owning a...||784 394||5 315||1||78 600,18$|
|2018.02.07. 03:22||Photo by @kademoiselle In the brightly colored alleyways of...||685 895||5 298||1||69 043,35$|
|2018.02.06. 20:40||Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated...||457 481||4 239||1||38 782,46$|
|2018.02.06. 05:53||Photo by @elieyobeid Lines and colors camouflage a Parisian...||702 086||6 255||1||82 573,28$|
|Instagram National Statistic for the Name INSTAGRAM|
|Population Estimate||6238 +/- 11.3%|
|Proportion per 100k||0.5|
|SSA Baby Name Population||1374|
|SSA Baby Name per 100k||4.1|
|SSA Baby Name Rank||20669|
|SSA Baby Name Percentile Rank||0.8|
|The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name INSTAGRAM|
|Race or Hispanic origin||% of population with name||% of US general population||% difference|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||3.16%||5.89%||-2.73%|
|Two or more races||3.36%||2.59%||0.77%|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.78%||-0.32%||1.1%|
The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name INSTAGRAM is 83.86% White, 6.86% Hispanic origin, 1.96% Black, 3.16% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3.36% Two or More Races, and 0.78 American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.
The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.
On this basis, the people with the name INSTAGRAM have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Black.