Snapping photographs rather than just taking in an experience prevents memories from fully sinking in, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Science.
I am also in agreement with this argument entirely:
”..By fetishizing the frame of a photo and the act of recording, you take yourself out of the moment. It’s not that you’re not paying attention, it’s that you’re viewing reality through a conceptual framework of “media.”
Being out of the moment is rarely good. There are probably a ton of things you could realize or understand when watching a sunset sans camera that you’d never think of when you were paying attention to it through a screen. You’re mediating reality.
It’s not wrong to take photos, but it is wrong to constantly want to record everything and to make a habit of putting borders around your world, to make reality infinitely and ambiguously editable in your mind.
In addition, it’s completely insane to never want to have a private moment. Private moments with something noteworthy add to our sense of identity.
One more thing, you look like a fucking moron most of the time you’re holding your phone up to something beautiful. Just the act of putting an object between yourself and what ever you’re interacting with is both an “all too human” act and “inhumane” act. Body language matters.”