Updated: Jan 31
Instagram, a 10-year old app that has evolved drastically over the years. While it’s still the hotspot to upload pics of your artisan avocado toast wedges and show people that your cat behaves like a dog, this simple photo-based social media platform has taken off.
While Instagram’s original incarnation Burbn, boasted similar features to other mainstream social media platforms, the San Francisco-based creators Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, decided to focus on the image-side of the equation. A decade later, Instagram now has users from every tier of social hierarchy. You can post pictures of your group of friends while at the same time viewing your favorite TV Friends. You can now see pictures of your co-workers newborn alongside the babies of royalty.
You can find the best of content in 2019 on Instagram as many influencers have adopted this platform. So, we’ve put together a list of the best Instagram moments of 2019.
Holding nearly 54 million likes, the World Record Egg, took the internet by storm at the start of the year. The account @world_record_egg set a goal asking the internet to make this photo a world record photo, and that’s exactly what happened. It wasn’t long before it beat out the previous holder, Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy announcement, which at the time had 18 million likes. This is a testament as to what ingenious content creators can make when they think outside the box. Think about it, it’s just a picture of an egg.
Spider-Man and Iron Man Reunion
Posted Aug. 23 amidst the Sony/Disney debate over the Spider-Man IP, fans got a little shot of digital happiness. Tom Holland, who plays the MCU’s version of Spider-Man, posted to his Instagram account a photo with his former colleague and on-screen mentor Robert Downey Jr, who has been the MCU’s leading man in the form of Iron Man. This image collected over 13 million likes, and while it doesn’t hurt to be a worldwide recognized movie star posing next to superstar RDJ, someone who’s been nominated twice for Academy awards, there are content creation tips you can take away. This one being, to use current events to get your message out there.
Benny Drama’s Kim Kardashian Legally Blond
YouTuber Benito Skinner, @bennydrama7, released a short 2-minute video on Instagram, in which he parodies Kim Kardashian. The video ‘Kim Kardashian West Harvard Video Essay’, is a play on the movie Legally Blond. It has Benito assume the personality of Kim Kardashian replacing Reese Witherspoon’s iconic role of Elle Woods in her Harvard Law School application submission.
This video became viral, as Kim’s own sister Khloe posted it on her Story.
If you’re looking for content creation tips, then the tried-and-true imitation is the purest form of flattery, then you can see the blatant flattery here.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Hawaii Wedding
Not relegated to only Instagram, but with 14.6 million likes, the Rock’s nuptials definitely was noticed on the platform. Former Pro Wrestler turn Hollywood megastar, Dwayne Johnson has one of the most popular accounts on the platform.
What content creators can take away from this shot, is that little in-sights into our lives are always crowd-pleasers. The joy seen on the newlywed’s faces is something that the world wants to see and you can definitely add yours to Instagram.
Jennifer Aniston Iconic Group Shot
Jennifer Aniston nearly broke the internet when she signed up for Instagram and for millions of fans, this is the best of content in 2019. After logging on, Aniston set a Guinness World Record by accumulating one million followers in 5 hours and 16 minutes. She has since racked up over 20 million followers and her first post with her former ‘Friends’ co-stars generated over 15.2 million likes. It just goes to show that for clever content creators, even a blurry shot can get people talking.
A Royal Baby, Harry, and Megan with Archie
Chris Allerton took an incredible black and white photo of Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry, and Megan, whose Instagram handle is @SussexRoyal, introduced their baby to the world through the social media platform. The royal couple has gathered a staggering 9.9 million followers since joining Instagram as a couple in 2019. If you’re looking for content creation tips, a good example from this photo is how powerful a black and white picture can enhance a moment.