"Some would say that we’ve crossed the threshold of photos being too abundant," says Jurgenson, who’s now a researcher at Snapchat. "[Years ago] if you saw someone taking a photo you’d stop and say ‘That must be important.’ Now, you convey respect and importance by not taking a photo."
"What do you post to Facebook? Pictures of yourself yelling at your kids, or having a hard time at work? No, you post smiling photos of a hiking trip with friends. You build a fake life — or at least an incomplete one — and share it. Furthermore, you consume almost exclusively the fake lives of your social media “friends.” Unless you are extraordinarily self-aware, how could it not make you feel worse to spend part of your time pretending to be happier than you are, and the other part of your time seeing how much happier others seem to be than you?"
"But aren’t young people only interested in browsing Tumblr photos and reading sound bites on blogs? Isn’t our “I-get-the-idea” culture killing the spirit of plunging into the depths of a book? Steidl’s outlook is bright. He guest lectures five-six times a week at universities across the globe, and he sees a strong interest in theory of printed matter from the young. The problem to him, is that they have no practice."