Consumer Trends in Online Photo Sharing:The Convergence of Social Networks and Online Photo Services There are more options than ever before for consumers who want to share their photos online. Hundreds of millions of photos are shared each month on social networking sites, where output opportunities are generally limited. Online photo services, on the other hand, produce billions of prints each year, along with countless other custom photo gifts and merchandise, but lack many of the social features that attract users for sharing and viewing. This session will present highlights of InfoTrendsí 2009 U.S. research covering consumersí use of social networking sites (with an emphasis on photo sharing activities) and more traditional online photo services.
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