Worth a thousand words

Date of publication: March 22, 2018


Posting and sharing photos is considered one of the most popular online activities. In Britain, Dutton et al., characterized this activity as the most frequent and engaging Internet activity. In the US, 62% of the adult Internet users stated that they post or share pictures on the Internet (PewResearch, 2013). Despite its relevance, no research has been done exploring the use of sharing photos to answer survey questions. Since most of the mobile devices nowadays have a camera, and most of the mobile users are used to upload photos to the Internet (Ibid), there is a clear opportunity to test the possibilities and limitations of answering questions by taking and sharing photos.

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