A recent report shows that Facebook holds 4% of all pictures ever taken. To be more specific, Facebook hosts140 billion pictures out of the 3.5 trillion taken in history. When you consider the timeline of photography, it really hasn’t become widely accessible to the public until a few decades ago. In the early 1900s, photography was a much slower and tedious process. But with the advent of new technologies and digital cameras, anyone and everyone can now take thousands of photographs without having to deal with dark rooms and the other time-consuming hassles of print photography.
The fact of the matter is that this isn’t only happening with photography. When you take the past century into consideration, content through most mediums has been rigorously streamlined so that anyone can write a song, make a film, take a photo, or virtually anything else. WordPress for example allows us to essentially make a personal website (which 20 years ago would have been a far more time-consuming project). That being said, I think it’s good to have statistics like this to make us appreciate the web and how far it has come.