Saturday, November 24, 2012

Picture this

Nowadays, it's so common to see people posting personal pictures on Facebook, Twitter and specially Instagram, among other social networks. Every wonder why they do it?



I personally think this can happen for many reasons. Some people are actually into photography and share pictures that are rather artistic. While others simply like to have a certain amount of attention among their peers, and tell everyone about their lives through photos. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying they're all showing off, because some people are actually really well known and therefore there's going to be a handful of people interested in what they do. I think the trendsetters also fall under this category. Then we have the ones who follow these trendsetters. I guess it's somewhat inevitable, human nature. You see someone doing something (e.g. sharing personal pictures) and if they get positive feedback you'll do the same. Sometimes this even occurs unconsciously.



Sharing pictures and editing them is the latest thing, and it's becoming more popular since all smart phones allows us to download certain applications to make it easier and fun. It's a 21st century thing, I highly doubt most elders would understand why we, the young people, do this and with such frequency. It'd be interesting to do a research about this more deeply.

In the meantime, I had to create a Fan Page on Facebook on the subject for a project: Click here to see it. Although it's in Spanish, any kind of support would be highly appreciated.

1 comment

  1. Well i do it sometimes when i want to remember a certain moment later, a special one. But i see others sharing that doesnt seem special at all. Well its their lives.

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