Facebook has been a blessing for me to stay connected with my friends and family, especially since so many of my friends are many miles away. But some of them are flooding my news feed with a disturbing trend. I’m sure it’s all over yours too.
People are posting some beautiful photos, but they’re ruined. Nearly every single one of them have some sort of “inspirational” message on them. I admit that sometimes they make me smile, but the amount of them I see on Facebook disturbs me. And I see them elsewhere too, like on Twitter.
What I don’t understand is why someone needs to to ruin a photo by scrawling a message across them. What is the end game here?
Someone once said a picture is worth 1,000 words. Of course you’ve heard he saying. A well-taken photo can say something so much better than anything I could ever write.
So does the saying still hold true today? If it does, why are we seeing photos with words on them? Shouldn’t the photo be able to stand for itself with its message?
I guess my message is this: Stop ruining photos with quotes and messages. If the photo is good enough, you don’t need to say any other words.