Francis: The first digital pope



The world is changing and is slowly moving towards a technology-packed generation where man and machine will stay united forever, with unbreakable bonds of reliance of the former on the latter!

The recent proof of that fact was the announcement of the new Pope. Recently, we came across two photographs, one during the election of Pope Benedict XVI and the other during Pope Francis’ election.

As compared to the 2005 photograph, the one captured recently shows a sea of smartphone cameras facing the Pope, eager to capture a glimpse of him!

The same silly thing is happening during concerts now.  Would you pay a couple of hundred bucks to see your favourite artist only to stand there and hold your phone up for an hour or two?


Just eight years ago, the iPhone was still 2 years away from being announced and smartphone photography hadn’t begun its encroachment in the photo world yet.

Fast forward to 2013, and major world events are now being covered by a countless number of digital eyes on the ground.

Go to a concert, a speech, or any location where major news is breaking, and you have a good chance of seeing exactly the same thing.

Sources:  Newlaunches, Petapixel

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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