10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in just the last year. Every second, more than 4000 photos hit Flickr’s servers. Another staggering 250 million land at Facebook per day. This is not a fluke – it’s the beginning of a brand new revolution.
Photos have played an important role in our lives and history since their creation. From the purely empircal uses in science and commerce on through the political and social experiences they’ve preserved, it’s hard to imagine what our world would be like today without photography. Photos are critical to the way we see and interact with the world.
So what’s changed? Until recently, photography was a pre-meditated activity. We had to make preparations to capture great photos, assuming we even had to tools and skills to do so. Fast forward to today, and we’re always-armed with a state-of-the digital camera. Most importantly, our cameras are now not just better tools, they’re connected devices.
This has huge implications for basically everything. The entire landscape is ready to be either re-invented or completely disrupted in a new, visually rich way. Almost any site, app or service you interact with today primarily through text and clicks will be upgraded or transformed with media and touch.
We’re excited at what’s coming next. We’re excited to help power the next great wave of creativity.
What will your role be in the revolution?
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