Yuheng Hu, Lydia Manikonda and Subbarao Kambhampati, “What We Instagram: A First Analysis of Instagram Photo Content and User Types”, Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2014, 8(1).
Abstract: (…) In this paper, we present both qualitative and quantitative analysis on Instagram. We use computer vision techniques to examine the photo content. Based on that, we identify the different types of active users on Instagram using clustering. Our results reveal several insights about Instagram which were never studied before, that include: 1) Eight popular photos categories, 2) Five distinct types of Instagram users in terms of their posted photos, and 3) A user’s audience (number of followers) is independent of his/her shared photos on Instagram. To our knowledge, this is the first in-depth study of content and users on Instagram.