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September 28th, 2012
08:12 PM ET

Instagram tops Twitter for the first time

All Things Digital reports Instagram was accessed by 7.3 million users in August, compared to Twitter's 6.9 million. What's more, Instagram's users were also more engaged with the average user spending 87 more minutes on the site than those on Twitter.

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Now, Twitter is still winning the unique visitor battle, 29 million to 22 million. But it's a huge milestone for the 2-year-old Instagram which has to date shared more than 5 billion photos.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 6 BILLION.

That's how many photos are uploaded to Facebook every single month.


Filed under: Social Media
September 28th, 2012
12:40 AM ET

Corn crisis forces farmers to feed cattle gummy worms

We have a corn crisis in this country right now. America is on track for the smallest corn crop in six years due to the drought devastating more than 50% of the United States.

Now, you may have heard about how the resulting price increase for corn will hit you if you drink soda, or eat cereal, both made from corn. But you're being hit another way you may not know about.

Most dairy and beef cattle eat corn feed and rising prices has forced cattlemen to find alternatives.

That brings us to tonight's number: 50%.

That's how much some ranchers are saving by using corn alternatives. Alternatives like, cottonseed, rice, potatoes and peanuts. But that's not all they're using. According to reports from across the country, ranchers have started feeding their cattle with junk food.

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.


Filed under: The Number
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