Photosharing is the practice of publishing and distributing digital photographs online using information communication technologies such as smartphones, networked computers, and Web applications. In the digital age, photosharing is a popular sociocultural practice for communicating and socializing, and it plays a major role in the networked production of culture and information. It matters for out-of-school learning because it opens opportunities for creative media production, research, self-expression, and collaboration. Through photosharing, users of all ages produce and circulate visual information about diverse topics, construct identities, and participate in online communities.

This entry provides information about the sociocultural and technological context in which photosharing has been developed, explains the basic features of photosharing websites and the legal licenses that they support, and summarizes the research on this ...

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