Originally published on Bottom Up Mind.
Yesterday I was walking through Philly's Fairmount Park. There were some beautiful views. So I pulled out my trusty iPhone and started snapping pictures. But I realized I was doing something for the first time. I was looking at the shots and framing some of them so they'd work for Facebook cover photos -- the photos that go across the top of your Facebook home page, with a notch for your Facebook picture on the left side.
I've begun going through my photos and posting a new "cover" just about every day I'm home. It's kind of a fun way to showcase my photography and share it with my Facebook "friends."
I'm writing this article because I found it interesting that my photographic eye was "refracted" by my consideration of the use of the photo for a Facebook cover. Since I cover the bottom up revolution, I see this as a manifestation. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's taking photos through "Facebook eyes."
I'll be very surprised if, not too far from now, we'll see thousands, if not tens of thousands of Facebook covers on flickr. It'll be interesting to see how photography itself is affected by the "Facebook eyes" effect.
Please post, in the comments, your thoughts on how Facebook and other social media are changing the way we see things and even think.
Here's the first photo I took, seeing through Facebook eyes:
all the photos are mine, except the screen grab from Mediaite.