Snap, Post, Share: Understanding the Online Social Life of Personal Photography

Peter Lang
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Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research, 2011, (First), pp. 35 - 53
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Cook and Garduno Freeman argue that social networks such as Flickr function as public repositories of personal photography that challenge and democratize the authority of traditional institutions of memory, like libraries and museums. Vernacular photography on these systems increases the visibility of individual's self-representation. In contrast to institutional collections, members on Flickr self-select the subject matter in their photographic contributions, the methods of representation, and the modes of participation.
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