The Most Instagrammed Place in the World Is a Mall in Bangkok

And Bangkok's airport falls from the top spot to the ninth.
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The year-in-review posts are coming fast and furious from the world's leading technology companies. Instagram is the latest to post their statistics

And it has the best social network factlet of the year: the most-Instagrammed place in the world is a mall in Bangkok.

New York makes three appearances, including the one for the High Line. Southern California also appears three times for Disneyland and two sporting venues.

The Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013 

  1. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand
  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. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, Bangkok, Thailand
  10. The High Line, New York

Given these numbers, perhaps the marms and minders of the social media era should tell people to go back to taking pictures of sunsets

Last year, the most-Instagrammed location in the world was the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which came in a disappointing ninth this year.

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The New York Observer calls Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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