More than any other social media platform, Instagram is all about food. Whether people are Instagramming at brunch, breakfast, brunch, lunch, brunch, dinner, or especially brunch, it's gonna end up in your feed. But what food is the most ubiquitous? With the help of our resident data whiz Cody Kestigian, we dove deep into the statistical heart of Instagram (their API) and scraped up data on every food hashtag used from the dawn of Insta-time (October 2010) to January 2015.
The staggeringly amazing video above (also courtesy of Cody) visually breaks down the items by popularity, but since that's a lot to take in, read on for a #nofilter explanation of the rankings, and be sure to make it to the bottom where you'll be rewarded with a GIF of dancing emojis.
It's certainly not rare to see a bloody hunk of steak in your feed, but carnivores might shed a tear to know that leafy greens are actually way more popular.
9. Doughnut (and donut)
There are few concentric circles more beautiful than the sugar-crusted curves of a donut. The colors, the symmetry, the sprinkles. Heavens me, the sprinkles! Someone start a sprinkles-only Instagram account already!
You can haz it for cheap or pay lots of cheese for a single one, which is probably why there's a ton of burger pic variety.
Both kings and college students alike can twirl their forks around a steaming plate of pasta. Plus, bright colors and infinite quantities make for plenty of 'grams.
Brunch pokes its powerful head into the picture at the number six spot. The pancake has wideness, height, and the sweet/savory topping combo in its corner.
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