Justin Bieber takes pic of L.A. traffic, sends Instagram traffic
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A photo from Justin Bieber is worth thousands of new users.
The tween heartthrob signed up for Instagram, and the iPhone photo-sharing service exploded.
Bieber posted a photo of snarled L.A. traffic to his 11 million-plus Twitter followers. That triggered another surge for Instagram, which is nearing 7 million users. Last month the 9-month-old service hit 5 million.
Instagram already had its celebrity users such as Snoop Dogg. But Bieber has a following as large as some countries. And they are headed to Instagram, where Bieber already has thousands of followers and the snapshot has hundreds of likes.
Check out our profile of Instagram founder Kevin Systrom.
-- Jessica Guynn