A Picture of Instagram is Worth More Than a Thousand Words: Workload Characterization and Application

  title={A Picture of Instagram is Worth More Than a Thousand Words: Workload Characterization and Application},
  author={Thiago H. Silva and Pedro O. S. Vaz de Melo and Jussara M. Almeida and Juliana F. S. Salles and Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems},
Participatory sensing systems (PSSs) have the potential to become fundamental tools to support the study, in large scale, of urban social behavior and city dynamics. To that end, this work characterizes the photo sharing system Instagram, considered one of the currently most popular PSS on the Internet. Based on a dataset of approximately 2.3 million shared photos, we characterize user's behavior in the system showing that there are several advantages and opportunities for large scale sensing… 

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