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Satire: Woman Uploads 12 Million Photos from Vacation to Facebook

The Onion has published a humorous tongue-in-cheek news article on how a college student named Arielle Stevens finally uploaded 12 million photos from a 6-day vacation to her Facebook account:

The online album, entitled “Eurotrip 2012!!!” was reportedly assembled from more than 15 terabytes of data spanning 960 16-gigabyte memory cards, each thoroughly documenting the landmarks, food, drinks, streets, buildings, plants, animals, people, signage, hotels, museums, sports, modes of transport, weather, and “miscellaneous fun” that Stevens and close friend Danielle Lu encountered along the way.

“It took me a while to get my vacation pics organized, but I’ve finally gotten them all uploaded and added a caption for each one,” said Stevens, who in the course of shooting the 12 million photos went through a few dozen Nikon Coolpix digital cameras. “Everything is now available to see, from the 400,000 shots of the Madrid skyline taken at dusk from the roof of our hostel to the 120,000 of the row of cute Vespa scooters parked on the sidewalk next door—even the 1.2 million from the night we arrived and went out to dinner with a group of Americans we met.”

Area Woman Finally Uploads All 12 Million Pictures Of Her Vacation To Europe On Facebook [The Onion via The Click]


 
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  • karmaportrait

    i skipped the “Satire” part and believed this for about 30 seconds.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Ditto ;-)

  • Bryansix

    So actual question, since point and shoots many times don’t have shutters at all, would they actually wear out during the course of shooting 12 million photos. Also, the Onion is awesome!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang
  • http://www.facebook.com/xsportseeker Renato Murakami

    It’s funny (and sad) because it might’ve been true. T_T

  • Håvard

    It’s funny, because 12 millions photos in 6 days equals 23,1 pictures per second. So she had to pretty much film the whole vacation, from start to end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kikulino Lukas Prochazka

    crap I want to say it a spend 15 to calculate it :D …. 12 millions/6 its 2 millions per day….2 000 000/24 its 8333.33 per hour thats …..1388.88 per minute and 23.15 its per second

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnrite John Richards

    Isn’t that the promise of those new wearable cameras…that your life will be one continuous photo exhibit?

  • http://wemetlastnight.tumblr.com/ Albi Kl

    What is the limit on the number of photos one can upload to facebook per hour/day and in total? Been wondering as I’m starting to amass a fairly large album there.

  • tiredofit123

    Looks at 505 albums and 14,900 pictures on Facebook……feels inadequate…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/henning.kristjansson.nilsen Henning Kristjansson Nilsen

    They only shoot one photo every 30 seconds I believe.

  • Carlin

    ¡¡¡¡Realmente increible!!!!….Vio algo durante el viaje que no sea a través de la máquina??????Tuvo tiempo de ir al baño????Seguramente agotó los disparos de la máquina o máquinas que utilizó????? ……Algo le falla a esta niña.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erlin.sierra Erlin Sierra

    what!? ok…my only question is, what camera goes for 12 million clicks and keeps running after? Because i want one!! :D

  • Valerie’s Visions Photography

    I have over 5,000. pictures alone on m y timeline on facebook, and My Page.

  • Jason

    I was wondering how fast is her internet….15tb gonna take LONG time to upload

  • Zulkarnine Mahmud

    it would take 17 days at 10MB/s. :/