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.
— Bobby Umar (@raehanbobby) January 5, 2015
— Kitten (@NatalieSturowsk) January 5, 2015
"WiFi captive portals have single-handedly roadblocked or destroyed years of security work and design assumptions." pic.twitter.com/vwHDI4bQVH
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 6, 2015
— Simon King (@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.