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Turkey shoot: Thanksgiving a record photo-sharing day for Instagram

Nov. 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM ET

IMAGE: "Menurkey" photos posted on Instgram
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A search for the the hashtag "menurkey" (also spelled "menurky") on Instagram garnered hundreds of hits of the turkey-shaped Menorah used to celebrate the combination of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

To virtually no one’s surprise, a lot of folks took pictures of their Thanksgiving meal before eating it.

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, said it saw record usage on Thursday, which also happened to be the first full day of Hanukkah.

“Images of turkeys and latkes — and even an occasional “menurky" — from around the world flooded our Instagram feeds as friends and families gathered to celebrate and share these special holiday events,” the company said in a blog post Friday. 

“We saw record usage as Instagrammers shared a heaping helping of holiday cheer. Your Thanksgiving and Hanukkah-related photos and videos helped make yesterday our busiest so far — and for that we give thanks to you.”

Instagram didn’t offer specifics, but the numbers no doubt topped the busiest-day record set on Thanksgiving 2012, when more than 10 million Thanksgiving-related photos were shared at a pace that at its peak saw more than 200 photos posted every second.

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