During the holiday season, there is an inevitable increase in the volume of photos people post on the Internet. Large numbers of family and travel pictures are shared on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, and other online platforms. Tracking patterns of user-generated digital content, the Digital Future studies have registered a constant upward trend in the willingness of Americans to post their pictures on the Web.

In 2010, 66 percent of Internet users confirmed that they displayed photos online. Across all age groups (under 18, 18 to 34, 35 to 54, and over 55), the percentages reported that year were the highest registered in the study so far.

Younger Americans were particularly likely to share photos online: 77 percent of Internet users under age 18 and 80 percent of those aged 18 to 34 reported posting pictures on the Web. Among online respondents above 55 years of age, less than a third (32 percent) reported displaying photos on the Internet, but this was up from 25 percent in the previous year.

Posting photos online
(Internet users — by age)



For the full report of 2010 findings, visit here.

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