external “Photo-sharing Fatigue” —David Lee

Investor David Lee on whether or not there are too many photo-sharing services:

The reality is that photos are the new cheap, abundant data. And cheap, abundant data leads to or is a foundation of big technical breakthroughs. [...] On the self-expression front, one only needs to look at the different ways that text is used for self-expression or story-telling. The novel, short story, magazine article (long or short), blog, tweet, etc. all tell stories in different ways. And text was the first type of cheap, abundant data that led to software breakthroughs like PageRank, machine learning, etc. One can only imagine the different ways that photos can be used to tell different stories using technology and software.

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