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Tuesday 26 September 2023,

A lecturer in England blogs that some students and a professor at Arizona State University have proved that cats don’t rule the Internet.

Ana Domingos Canhoto, a senior lecturer and leader of master’s programs in marketing at Oxford Brooks University, cites a paper by Yuheng Hu, Lydia Manikonda, and Subbarao Kambhampati, “What We Instagram: A First Analysis of Instagram Photo Content and User Types.”

Hu and Manikonda are doctoral students in computer science and Kambhampati a professor at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The paper states that selfies were the most popular category of photo on Instagram, among other findings.

“The study’s authors conclude that Instagram is mostly used for self-promotion and for connecting friends,” Canhoto wrote. “I agree with this, but would take the analysis further.”

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