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I know that at 22 years young Im not exactly old, but Ive been on this planet long enough to have seen some pretty cool advances in technology. My first phone was a Nokia brick with a single-color LCD display. I could make calls and play Snake, and that was it. Not long after I was tickled silly by a phone that could take pictures. Whodathunk a phone could take pictures, too? Not I, thats for darn sure. My current phone is a Motorola running Googles Android mobile operating system. Actually, its not just a phone, its a smartphone. Its got a full keyboard with real buttons and a touch-screen display. (And theres another thing right there- I never thought Id have a phone with a touchscreen!) It can take pictures and videos, get email (I currently have three email accounts synced), surf the web, play games, tell me where I am if Im lost, tell me the weather, tell me where the nearest sushi place is and much, much more. Oh and it makes calls, too.
But I rarely use my phone as a phone. I mainly use to check Facebook and play Angry Birds. I normally use the phones web browser for Facebook, but I also have the nifty little Facebook for Android app installed, as well. From there I can do anything I can do on a computer, including upload any photos and videos stored on my phone. If I take a picture with my phone and I want to show it off to all my friends, I can, with a few deft swipes of the finger, send that photo to Facebook. Its quick and its easy. For an Android phone (and, Im sure, for many others as well), heres how to get a picture to Facebook. Get your phones ready!
If you dont have the Facebook app installed on your phone, download it for free from the Android market.
There are many ways to upload a picture. Heres the easy way, assuming you have an existing picture you want to upload.
You can also upload a photo without first opening the Facebook app. This is more of a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing.
Lets say youre walking down the street and you spot Derek Jeter. In a fit of excitement you grab your phone and snap a picture. Now you want to send it to Facebook. How do you do it?
Heres a little bit on tagging: Its the same thing as on the computer version of Facebook. If you want to tag a person with your photo, tap the people-tagging icon and a list of your friends will pop up. Type the name of the friend(s) you want to tag and select them. The little checkbox on the right next to their name should turn green. If you want to tag a place, click the location icon- that little tear-drop icon- and a list of places nearby will appear. It might take a few seconds to accumulate the list. Then just tap the place you want to tag. If it doesnt show up, you can type it in in the little search bar and select it that way.
So now youre ready to share!
About the Author:
Dek Wright, the son of DeckerWright Corp's head honcho Marshall Wright, is a third-year engineering student at the University of New Orleans studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During the summers, Dek works at DeckerWright Corp and has recently begun writing suspenseful, compelling tales for the DWC e-Newsletter and blog.