Does this article makes me look like a species at the brink of extinction?
naaa... don't think so.
I just like to go out with a backpack and a cam, enjoy the sun and the wind and a beautiful landscape. At moments I take a snap to the best of my knowledge and display it somewhere somehow. My home is my gallery, my homepage is my gallery. I sell a print here and there and basically I don't care about instagram facebook or any other 'social' network stealing your private info as photography platform.
With 80mln+ users portraying themselves...who cares, just let them....these are moments of self indulgence.. don't we have them all at some point? However, that does not make these people self obsessed all the time. Although I agree on the fact that social interaction IRL is a great thing, also for photography opportunities, the author clearly misses out on the fact that most people may display very different behavior patterns at different times and places, something that is easy for humans to understand, but difficult for psychologists to grab.