Facebook's latest privacy flashpoint

There's another Facebook privacy saga brewing on the horizon and this time it’s not about posts, it’s about photos and how we share them.

There's another Facebook privacy saga brewing on the horizon and this time it’s not about  posts, it’s about photos and how we share them.

The digital age has added a new dimension to the world of photography – one where any photo you snap on your phone can potentially be seen by anyone in the world. The old adage that a photo is worth 1000 words is true when it comes online photo sharing. One snap could potentially give a marketer your approximate age, gender, brand preferences, location and even an indication of your level of wealth.

While users may see Facebook’s idea to hold a vote on the privacy settings looming over merging Instagram and Facebook as being trivial, it’s actually quite important given the implications of this trend.

We’re really bridging a new frontier when it comes to photo sharing, and to give you an idea of how much it’s changed today’s infographic created by KISSmetrics and sourced from Visual.ly outlines the history of this behavior.