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The rise of the visual social network #infographic

April 28, 2012 at 8:42 by Martina Comments

Browsing around Pinterest today I’ve found via InsideFMM this infographic by John Lanigan which analyzes how images have become the center of our digital social lives. Everybody seems to have the need or the passion (or both) for sharing visual evidence of their lives. Of course technology makes this kind of sharing easy and accessible, but I would love to understand more from an anthropological and sociological perspective about the reasons of such incredible trend.

I wonder if the use of visual references is also due to a regression in our ability to communicate with words or it’s simply the expression of our desire to see and be seen. Some food for thought for our weekend readings and studies. If you have any academic study to share on the topic please post it below in the comments, or send me an email at teamadverblog @gmail.com. Thanks!

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