There is something about a Facebook photo album that isn’t exactly like a real photo album. I went to Florida to the all classic wonderful world of Disney. My father, just for this trip, purchased one of the new-fangled huge cameras to capture absolutely everything we did. Whether it was walking from my bed to the dresser or from monorail to theme park, you can pretty much guarantee photos were being snapped.
Personally, I like tangible items and when it comes to photos I want to be able to show people the real thing instead of a computer monitor. Anyway, we get home and I want to see all these thousands of photos my father took. What did mom do with them?
She put them on Facebook.
I asked my mom if she had plans to print them at all and replied, “Nope! Too many and many of them are terrible!” Well then I thought to myself, crap, if you can sit there and upload millions (not really, but bare with me) of photos, you can certainly sit there and pick the best ones out and have printed.
Then a light bulb went off. Facebook, as far as I know, is still scrambling for a little bit of cash, right? What if they were to implement a service in which you can pick and print photos right off Facebook? With the purchase of Instagram and the incredible power of a sharing network, Facebook has tremendous potential to reach outside of the social media box and change the consumer market for online photo downloads forever.
Zuckerberg hosts plenty of hacker events that permit improved programs that could potentially be attributed to the growth of Facebook. Not only would it increase revenue, but also it would probably make users a bit happier too. I would probably be snatching up photos left and right! If Facebook created a program that was similar to PhotoBucket the download program could be easily transferred to a flash drive and printed at your local pharmacy or grocery store.
I don’t even think it would be that hard for Facebook to do. Facebook alone as more photos on it than any other photo site, I don’t know why they haven’t thought of this yet! What are your thoughts?