In December 2010, a little-known app for sharing photos with funky, retro filters announced it had signed up its millionth user. Fast-forward two years, and Instagram is a social media titan, with more than 100 million users and some 58 photos uploaded every second.
While Facebook’s acquisition had a lot to do with Instagram’s growth, the reality is that new social media leaders are now emerging in a matter of months, not years. So what does 2013 hold for the social media landscape? Here’s a look into the crystal ball at the hottest social networking trends of 2013.