Facebook Photos has undoubtedly changed the way we think about photography. More than just a way to display our images to the world, it has essentially pioneered and perpetuated the idea of social photography. Engineering Manager Cory West talks about how people we don’t even know – “second order friends” – account for most of the activity on Facebook Photos. Cory also discusses how the plethora of information that’s now at our fingertips has actually contributed to memory loss: we often no longer remember specific facts, and instead reserve memory for how to find specific pieces of information.

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