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Photo Sharing

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Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a user’s digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). This functionality is provided through both websites and applications that facilitate the upload and display of images. The term can also be loosely applied to the use of online photo galleries that are set up and managed by individual users, including photoblogs.

The first photo sharing sites originated during the mid to late 1990s primarily from service providing online ordering of prints (photo finishing), but many more came into being during the early 2000s with the goal of providing permanent and centralized access to a user’s photos, and in some cases video clips too. Webshots, SmugMug, Yahoo!_Photos or Flickr were amongs the first. This has resulted in different approaches to revenue generation and functionality amongst providers. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Dimas A. Nugroho

November 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm