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Photographic Crazes

December 31, 2012

Many people like to post silly pictures of themselves on the Net. This has inspired photographic trends: first there was planking and owling, then came batmanning. While many of these Internet photos are simply funny, some also highlight world events -- both big and small.


Planking is one of the best-known Web photo trends. People lie face down, with both hands at their sides -- as if they were a plank of wood. They're photographed doing this in unusual locations and post the results on social media.