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An online survey, commissioned by Blurb.com and carried out by YouGov, found that 44 per cent of respondents now share their digital photographs using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Of course the trend is particularly prominent amongst 18 to 24 year olds, where 83 per cent share their images on social media websites, while only 19 per cent of people aged over 55 do the same.
The survey also found that there is a growing trend for people to use creative online services to transform photos into real, personalised products, to keep, share, and give as gifts. Almost half of those surveyed stated they would prefer to make a hard copy photography book from their snaps (coincidentally this is precisely the service that Blurb offers - handy that).
Survey results in full:
o 83 per cent of 18 - 24 year olds share their images on social media websites with a total of 44 per cent of respondents sharing digital photographs in the same way
o 79 per cent of people store their digital photographs on their computer or laptop.
o 44 per cent of respondents prefer to make a hardcopy photography book for special occasions
o 42 per cent of people have over 500 digital images stored on electronic devices
o 24 per cent of people have over 1,000 digital images stored on electronic devices
o 41 per cent of people print their digital photographs.
o 28 per cent of people save their photos to a separate storage device other than a computer or laptop.
Total sample size was 2146 British adults. The survey was carried out online.