by Luis Diego Correa Arias
Nowadays, every one of us wants to share by many means those big moments, those amazing images of our daily life, how one could think a normal day without Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
Well, not long ago that was impossible, every amazing photo remained in the camera until one could access a computer with internet connection. By the time one could send the message to friends, that instant to remember was part of the past.
All technological elements were available to create the instant audiovisual communication, but at some point, nobody had felt the need. This was so until Philippe Kahn (1), while waiting for his daughter’s birth on June 10, 1997, received a phone call. He wanted to share the very first photo of his baby girl with all his friends. He started to work connecting his cell phone with a camera and then he sent it to his computer at home. Then, automatically the computer could send an e-mail.
Eighteen hours after that, a photo was instantly shared from a camera to a social network!
(1) Wikipedia (June 1st, 2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_phone
(2) Tom Rolfe (2015), http://www.tapsmart.com/tips-and-tricks/camerabutton/