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.theguardian - 26 days ago

Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital lives have changedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have flooded in recent days on to Twitter and Facebook, or been shared in excited texts and WhatsApps: photographs of beaming friends and colleagues, delightedly capturing the moment they could at last down a pub garden pint, or have a haircut, or receive a long-awaited vaccine.As Britain has begun to ease Covid restrictions and the vaccine rollout continues, pubs, shops and immunisation centres are not the only places that have seen a flurry of activity. On social media, too, after a year in which, at times, there didn’t seem much to photograph, exuberant photo-sharing is very much back. Or as one Twitter user put it after outdoor hospitality opened this week in England: “Everyone is taking selfies like they haven’t been to the pub before.” Continue reading...


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