Oh, no! You were so busy eating and being thankful for family, friends and good health yesterday that you forgot to Instagram your turkey! Don't worry, everyone else remembered. Thanksgiving was the busiest day ever for the upstart social network.
Instagram revealed on their blog this morning that over 10 million pictures related to Thanksgiving were uploaded yesterday. At the highest point of the day there were 226 Thanksgivstagrams being uploaded uploaded per second. Which, really, shouldn't surprise anyone with half a brain and the privilege to have used a smartphone before. This was such a foregone conclusion that the New York Times did a trend piece before the hard data was in.
We noticed a lot of people were Instagamming when the table was set, when the food was put on the table, and then a picture of their plate for good measure. "Just letting you know how gluttonous I plan on being today, not including seconds, thirds, maybe fourths, and dessert," they were saying with pictures.
Here's a sampling of some of the turkey related pictures uploaded yesterday:
New York Times' chief Thanksgiving authority Sam Sifton served oysters with his feast: