Italian Short Story: "La mania delle foto"

Most people are not interested in the pictures you share.


Stefano Lodola

By Stefano Lodola

La mania delle foto

Con gli smartphone, tutti hanno la mania di fare foto: foto al bar, foto in vacanza, foto in bagno, foto della torta, foto del cane, foto della borsa…

Ma non basta fare foto: bisogna condividerle. Tutto il mondo deve sapere e vedere cos’hai mangiato a pranzo, che vestito hai messo, che macchina hai comprato.

Purtroppo, alla maggior parte delle persone queste cose non interessano. Anzi, non le vogliono proprio vedere.

Facebook ha una bellissima funzione: per ogni post, si può fare click su “nascondere questo messaggio”. Facebook capisce che messaggi come quello non ti interessano e non te li mostra più. Io lo faccio sempre con le foto di cibo, cani e bambini.

Posso fare un’eccezione per le foto di gatti, che sono l’animale più bello del mondo.

Photo mania

With smartphones, everyone has the mania of taking photos: photos at the bar, photos on holidays, photos in the restroom, photos of cakes, photos of dogs, photos of bags…

But taking photos is not enough: you need to share them. All the world should know and see what you had for lunch, what dress you put on, what car you bought.

Unfortunately, most people are not interested in these things. On the contrary, they just don’t want to see them.

Facebook has a beautiful feature: for every post, you can click on “hide this message”. Facebook realizes that you’re not interested in posts like that and doesn’t show that to you anymore. I always do that with pictures of food, dogs, and children.

I can make an exception for pictures of cats, which are the most beautiful animals in the world.

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