Over the last few decades, the advancement of photography has also allowed for the advancement of human communication. Easy capturing, editing, and sharing has allows us to inject our intended message into a visual, and share it on a worldwide stage.
The full scope of this phenomenon is probably most noticeable on Facebook; a place where photos of meaningful events and people stand alongside photos of people looking intensely into their bathroom mirrors. Facebook’s library already contains 140 billion photos, which is about 100 000 times that of the Library of Congress and 4% of the photos ever taken.
Facebook seems to have become a sort of digital photo album. It preserves the quality and quantity of the photos we take, organizes them, and allows for easier conversation about those photos. Plus, it’s considered by some studies to be more addictive than alcohol and tobacco.