Nine reasons screenshots are awesome
Chris Dixon

Sharing a screenshot is sharing your perspective (literally)

Tech advocates love to claim that tech can diversify our perspectives and foster empathy.

While this is often invoked in support of immersive technologies such as VR and real-time “performative” platforms such as Meerkat/Periscope, perhaps screenshots are the most naked, basic expression of this.

By sharing a screenshot, you’re literally sharing what you’re looking at (and leaving out the fact that you’re in a toilet cubicle and surrounded by thin white walls).

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