Our lives in pictures
Photo sharing is essential for any social network to thrive. Facebook apparently has 90 billion total photos. 90 BILLION!
Why is that?
Simply put, our lives are told with pictures now. We can summarize our daily activities within the constrains of 160 characters, we can blog or post to Facebook, or we can share photographs.
Which is why social networks want to highlight photo sharing as a prominent feature. It’s the easiest way to tell stories, to share our thoughts and current events, and to engage people we know. Not only that, but with things like filters, tagging, and adding location, photo sharing has become streamlined and a lot more fun.
From the most mundane activities, like what you ate for dinner,
or pictures of your pup
to something spectacular that you’d like to share,
to something tender,
to something silly.
It’s not even a matter of saving these moments for later. Photo sharing has changed the way we experience events as they occur. It’s become very common that for every holiday, every concert, and every meal, people are constantly whipping out their phones to carefully document all that goes on in their lives. Which isn’t to say that’s a bad thing, it’s simply another way social networking has impacted our lives.
Posted by Jenny Blumberg
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