communicating with photos

Photosharing is growing rapidly.   It’s a highly popular activity on social networks like Facebook.  Pursuing photosharing makes sense as a “thin edge of the wedge” strategy for web startups attempting to build a social platform. But why is social photosharing so popular?  Some reasons: Sharing photos is an easier way to communicate than sharing written … Continue reading communicating with photos

demand for images

The magic lantern was the first device that could display at zero marginal cost many large images to large groups of persons.   Magic lanterns were for sale in London as early as 1663.   They projected an image on a glass slide through a lens to a distant screen.  By the nineteenth century, magic lanterns had … Continue reading demand for images