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Photo Sharing Applications

With the spread of social network sites and the advancement of digital capture devices, online photo sharing has become one of the most popular activities on the Internet. The sharing of images immediately after they are captured is described as “networked photography” or “visual conversations.” Photo sharing has become a regular communicative act, especially among young people. There are a dozen photo sharing websites. The most popular include Instagram, Imgur, Pinterest, and Snapchat. It has been estimated that 93% of all activity on Facebook includes photo sharing, even though it is not exclusively an image sharing social network site. Less known but still quite popular is 4chan, which is an anonymous image board website. This entry examines the prevalence of photo sharing applications and examines ...

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