Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week

Charlie White

1. Instagram

A huge story this week happened Monday, when Facebook bought popular photo sharing app #Instagram for $1 billion. @PatrickMoorhead (25,000 followers), who writes for Forbes, Mashable and Techpinion, had a text conversation with his 12-year-old daughter about the news. He shared this screen capture of the conversation on Twitter along with the tweet: “What my 12 YO daughter thinks about the Facebook-Instagram deal.”

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The number of photos on Twitter keeps up its explosive growth, with this week's humongous batch numbering 56 million pics from which to choose. That's 4 million more than last week!

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To pluck the most fascinating 10 out of that multitude of photographic expression, we needed to bring in the big guns: our esteemed partners at Skylines. They've developed a powerful algorithm to separate the good from the bad using hashtags and a veritable ocean of numbers.

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Helping us make sense of it all is the inimitable Skylines trendwatcher Julie Donders (@IkbenJulie), gracing us with her insights in each caption alongside this pantheon of pictorial pleasure.

So now it's time for you to feast your eyes on the results of our global pic picking, and do let us know in the comments which one was your favorite of our top 10 Twitter pics of the week.

In case you missed them, here are last week’s Top 10 Twitter Pics.

This story originally published on Mashable here.