Good: How Paper Photographs Were America’s First Form Of Social Media

Good: How Paper Photographs Were America’s First Form Of Social Media . “What would social media look like in the 1800s? Long before Instagram and Snapchat made photography an integral part of our everyday lives — and identities — picture-making in the 19th century was a social and shareable experience too. Like now, photographs provided an intimate way to document friends and loved ones, creating a lasting moment of nostalgia. And like the political memes that metastasize across our social media today, photographs quickly became an essential means for propaganda and messaging.”