How Images Are Changing

July 3, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve traditionally thought of photographs as a way to document our experiences. That is changing writes Nick Bilton:

  • With the rise of mobile computing individuals are increasingly using photos to communicate with one another.
  • For example when asked what somebody is doing, the individual can simply respond with a picture of lunch, rather than type it out.
  • The use of images to communicate appears to be happening at the expense of text messages – the total number of which has been declining recently.
  • Photos also have the advantage of working across languages and cultures.
  • Apps like Snapchat which allow individuals to send images that last for up to ten seconds before they are permanently deleted – like a passing conversation on a street – are examples of this trend.

Read more about this trend, what it means, how Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter are fighting over the future of photography, and more over here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: Kottke