Hoboken Photo Leftovers

Hoboken photo remains of the week: 1.14.2017 {twatter edition}

Hoboken photo leftovers January 14 2017 - Hoboken Photo Leftovers

There’s a one big reason why we don’t “hang out” on any social media network: It’s unnatural. Even if just for a few minutes. #SomethingAin’tRight #It’sStupid #makingEveryoneDumber. You see what I’m saying?

#ItCaughtOn #EveryoneIsDoingIt #GuessYouGottaDoItToo is the mentality – and I don’t see how it’s helping anyone. In fact other than a minor “update” about what is happening at the train station, almost everything you can do without – or will eventually become privy to.

Mostly marketing, ego-boosting, and acting like lemmings.

And the “#language” used (and understood by) people is also unnatural. You think you’re saying a lot – #ButYou’reNotSayingMuchAtAll and #damaging #yourbrain. I don’t care what your defense is. It will have a profound Idiocracy-like effect on the world. You can live without it.

Anyway – here are some recent pics we saw for the 3 minutes we allowed ourselves.

Ordinary snow

Yep. It snowed a little. Like it does each and every winter. However, 99% of the social media users believe IT DID NOT HAPPEN unless they took crappy pics of it – and shared with everyone.

However – some people are just much better photographers – like @DanTVusa Dan Martland:

Reading. Tweeting. Bragging?

Carissa had a fascinating photo. Bragging about reading. Yet twatting about it? And look at the psychological clues in the photo as well. 1. “I’m smarter than you because I’m reading.” 2. “Wow, it appears you’re on a plane traveling somewhere. We’re jealous!” and 3. “Just had to get my diamond engagement ring in the shot, right?”

read and brag - Hoboken Photo Leftovers

I eat, therefore I survive

The fact that most people stick around this planet day after day is proof that we’re all eating enough to survive. That’s all that used to matter.

Not in 2017. People have to document most of their meals and share them with everyone else. Like xteener and her giant pizza pie.

What happens if someone forgets to post food photos for a week? Will others think they’re starving?

eating pizza is a big deal in hoboken - Hoboken Photo Leftovers

Dime a dozen panos

Now that anyone with a phone can make panoramic photos – they’ve been commoditized to ordinary. Unless the panorama was 1000 megapixels and printed with pinpoint clarity on a 4-foot by 10-foot wall- mounted photograph that I can study and examine – we don’t care for them much anymore. But @paul had a nice one recently. I’m tired now.

nyc skyline from hoboken NJ - Hoboken Photo Leftovers

About Hoboken Photo Leftovers

Hoboken Photo Leftovers is part of the Hoboken411 Photo of the Day series.

These are photos that didn’t necessarily warrant an individual posting on Hoboken411.

They may have been related to other stories – or completely independent. These photographs are remnants of our travels in the past week. But equally important in maintaining an historical record of “life as we know it” in the Mile Square City.

At the same time, these photographs may also mirror the unique personal opinion of the publisher of Hoboken411.com.

Regardless, the pictures add to the “virtual encyclopedia” that this site now represents. Thank you for your readership!

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