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Sharing Photos on Social Networks Has Become the Norm

By: Jonathon Brown - Published: • References: kelseytrabue and visual.ly
By now, most of us are familiar with sharing photos on social networks. It started on Facebook and has exploded with the arrival of Instagram a few years ago. Now this infographic aims to explore the impact of a picture-based social network model.

Studies show photo posts on Facebook are the most engaging. In traditional media, the highest percentage of people who look at a newspaper look at the pictures, while a lower percentage actually read the articles. The same holds true for Facebook.

With 72% of people using their phone as their personal photography device, which increases everyone's ability to take and share photos. To illustrate the impact of sharing photos on social networks even further, consider that 10% of the pictures ever taken in the world's history were taken in the past year.