Thursday August 25, 2016
How not to be a jerk about sharing vacation photos
Oh, the fading days of summer. The nights are getting a little cooler, the days are getting a little shorter — and to top it all off, you're probably not staring at a beautiful waterfall in Iceland.
(Unless you are. In which case: why are you reading this?)
As other people's vacation photos flood our social media feeds, etiquette expert Henry Alford would like to issue a few public service announcements, including:
- "You are allowed three pictures of your happy place." Because we don't need to see 30 pictures of you eating carnival food with your cool aunt.
- "Keep it real." That strawberry field is probably pretty nice — but those berries can't possibly be that red. Maybe cool it with the filters.
- Your summer doesn't have to be more "artisanal" than all other summers. No need to strap on a sarong, or eat every meal off a stick.
Alford is the author of Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? and a recent New York Times piece called The Tyranny of Other People's Vacation Photos.