Permission? #NaBloPoMo

Do you always ask permission of the subject before you post pictures online? Why or why not?


No, I don’t. Currently, it’s almost expected that if someone takes a picture of you, it will end up on the Internet. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

If someone really does not want me to take their picture, they make a break for the door or cover their face. It’s fairly obvious that they do not want their picture placed anywhere so I don’t take their picture.

I timed how long it takes to get a photograph on the Internet once. It takes me about 5-10 seconds to take a picture. It takes a minute to process it through on Instagram. If you have your Instagram linked to your Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, you can have the photo posted on all of those accounts in a few seconds. So it takes less than two minutes to get the photo plastered all over the Internet.


  1. I know. It is terrible. I *never* want people to post my picture on the internet and I tell them so. But, at the same time, I figure pictures of me will end up on the internet (in all my blubbery glory). Oh, well. Life goes on.

  2. Wow! That is quick. People have to be on top of their games and extra fit to get that “no” in there before it goes out to the public. Always have to be having a good hair day I guess, just in case. 🙂

  3. My kids are of an age I do tend to ask them, but before taking the photo. They kinda know if I take a picture, it’s going on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or my blog. 😉

  4. We must remember to ask others to take their photo… Similar to hugging someone… It might just not be the right time… No matter what we do with it afterwards… Barbara

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