Who Is Instagram?

Instagram is a free photo and video sharing social media app available on Apple iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The app allows users to upload photos or videos to their service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends.

WHO IS Topix?

Topix is an American Internet media company.


Topix began as a news aggregator which categorizes news stories by topic and geography.

Topix changed its focus from news aggregation to content creation.


Topix's membership is restricted to the U.S alone. To use the platform, one requires to sign-in. After sign-in, they get access to the news and features.



Topix created a community news editing platform, and a popular forum system, allowing users to comment on news articles and the activities of local communities.



In 2004, Topix was co-founded by Bryn Dole, Rich Skrenta, Bob Truel, Tom Markson, Mike Markson, and Chris Tolles.

In March 2005, the Knight Ridder, Tribune Company, and Gannett media purchased a 75% share of Topix.

On April 1, 2007, it acquired the topix.com domain name.

In 2015, Topix launched a new entertainment-focused and quiz-based slideshow, Stars and Offbeat.

On June 26, 2016, Topix removed the human sexuality topic, which was one of its most popular topics, from its forums.

On December 20, 2018, Topix local news and forums were shut down.



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