I’ve noticed that instead of sharing a concise and searchable 140 character message, people have taken to sharing an image of a person with a longer quote on it. Is this how social media works now?
Its a trend that’s taken off because both Twitter and Facebook have made the process of embedding and displaying images in their respective timelines much easier.
"The poor didn’t cause the financial crisis, but the Gov't seems hell bent on punishing them for it." Caroline Lucas. pic.twitter.com/Gk9j47zofm
— UtopianFireman (@UtopianFireman) January 4, 2015
— Bobby Umar (@raehanbobby) January 5, 2015
— 2015 (@NatalieSturowsk) January 5, 2015
"WiFi captive portals have single-handedly roadblocked or destroyed years of security work and design assumptions." pic.twitter.com/vwHDI4bQVH
— SecuriTay (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 6, 2015
— Gin Monkis (@KingQPR) January 6, 2015
I planned to post this observation a couple of weeks ago, but then the Charlie Hebdo massacre happened and I didn’t want to appear frivolous. But at least a few more examples manifested themselves.
— Jamie Robertson (@Jamie_Robertson) January 7, 2015
— The Times of London (@thetimes) January 9, 2015
Scott Berkun called out the point… ironically in a text image of his own.
— Scott Berkun (@berkun) January 8, 2015
But ho ho ho, I’d already got there first.
Important point: pic.twitter.com/ekCLtKaJ1M
— robertsharp59 (@robertsharp59) January 6, 2015
Which of course got loads of re-tweets, because the Internet does like a bit of meta.