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Why Photos? was a session at IndieWebCamp Berlin2 2019.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/whyphotos

IndieWebCamp Berlin2 2019
Session: Why Photos?
When: 2019-11-23 15:35



The history of photo posting from https://itp.nyu.edu/adjacent/issue-6/the-evolving-exhibition-of-us-a-decade-of-sharing-pictures-online/

Shows 'Selfmade', which takes people and turns them into brands....insists that having a company edit your photos makes them more 'authentic'.


Major cities have 'pop up' experiences so you can post Instagram worthy photos. like the Ice Cream Museum in San Francisco


Tantek's history of posting photos

geotagged photos in Instagram allow you to see photos from a location from others

Brainstorming: Idea for an indieweb service where you submit your site, and it will show geotagged or tagged images combined with other site members.



https://david.shanske.com/2018/11/28/map/ - David checked in on Swarm, which triggered a post to his site, and retroactively added the photos.

Example photo grid from Sebastian: https://wiedi.frubar.net/img/2018-10-vcfb/ Generated by https://gist.github.com/wiedi/e5ccb06e7f65e134753f4344ce6040db

Why post photos?

When post photos?

  • David posts later so he doesn't have to stop what he's doing. E.g. on the bus going somewhere, or back at his place of residence, or back at the hotel
  • Toni: Tweet about a photo of something he likes just in time
  • Tantek: similar to David, night of, or often many days later
  • Toni: multiple images like a set, maybe end of the week
  • Greg: Whenever you want
  • ... lots more not recorded

To/for whom?

  • Toni: Event photography
  • Leslye: protect posts for my parents to know where I and get a glance of what I'm doing
  • ... lots more not recorded

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