Photo and Video Sharers Are More Likely to Be Young and Female

Thanks to apps like Snapchat and Instagram

Does it seem like your social feeds are jammed with your friends’ latest baby video or vacation pictures? Helped by Snapchat and Instagram, image-sharing has increased significantly in the past year, with more than half of Internet users now posting their own pictures and videos online, a new Pew Internet Project report reveals. In Pew’s first read on Snapchat, it found that 9 percent of cell phone owners use the popular app that automatically deletes images and videos after they’ve been viewed, and fully 18 percent use Instagram, the image- and video-sharing app recently bought by Facebook.