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Fresh Air’s tech contributor Alexis Madrigal thinks about the practical and ethical questions surrounding photo sharing.
This summer, I hit one of life’s great milestones: I became a person who posts baby pictures on the Internet. A lot of them.
Our son was born in August, and I have already taken 15,000 pictures of him, hundreds that I want to share with our family and close friends, and a few dozen that I might want to show colleagues and acquaintances. But how?
In theory, we’re in a golden age of photo sharing. There are literally dozens of ways to share photos with friends now. But with the new capabilities of the Internet come new and distinctly contemporary problems.
For one, most parents don’t want photographs of their children widely available. You want your people to see them but not anyone else. The privacy issues that lurk in our daily lives cry out to be addressed when it comes to children
And second, not everyone uses the same social network. Grandma’s on Facebook, your nephew is on Instagram and your colleagues are on Twitter and LinkedIn.
So, what do my wife and I do?
Read the rest of Alexis Madrigal’s piece here.
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