Frugal Dad, which talks about coupons, careers and money, created an Infographic about how smart phone cameras are going a long way toward replacing professional photo journalism.
It’s an interesting look at how the iPhone and other smart phones in the hands of regular folks are both capturing and selling hard news photos and how the same devices work with social media and give the formerly un- or poorly-heard minorities a real voice.
Here in San Diego on the boarder there have been several instances where cell phones apparently have been confiscated during Boarder Patrol arrests. An editorial in the Los Angeles Times called “What’s Going On With the Boarder Patrol” sheds some light on the power of smart phones and the possible civil rights violations. It’s interesting that this is in the U.S. Most of us are pretty well aware of how smart phones and social media have facilitated say The Arab Spring.
What’s your take on the roll of smart phone cameras and civil rights?