For the Fifth Year in a Row, #Love Is the Top Instagram Hashtag
What does the word love mean to you? Although 2017 has been shadowed by global, political turmoil for the fifth year in a row, #love is still the top Instagram hashtag.
“If we give love, we will always receive abundance of it in return.” – typographer Sabeena Karnik
According to Instagram‘s year in review — which was just released using data from all 800 million users pulled between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17 — the most popular hashtag used throughout the year was #love. At the time of writing, there are currently 1,200,227,089 posts that are tagged with the word, proving that in the end, love always wins.
Art by @sabeenu For the fifth year in a row, #love is the top Instagram hashtag. “There can never be an excess of love. We always need more,” says paper typographer Sabeena Karnik (@sabeenu) from Mumbai, India. “It is the most powerful feeling which can be expressed in so many ways: the smallest act of kindness, a caring word, a hug, a smile, a kiss.” With this piece of art, Sabeena’s intent is to spread the word — and the feeling. “The tiny parts of the heart represent small acts of love which is all we need to make the world a better place,” she explains. “If we give love, we will always receive abundance of it in return.” ❤️💞 Watch our story to see Sabeena at work, and follow along on #IGYearInReview as we reflect on the most memorable Instagram trends of 2017.
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