It’s amazing to see how much technology changes even in a few years, check of the 8 year difference in the two papal announcements. This Instragram photo shared by the Today Show highlights the contrast of St. Peter’s Square surrounding the new Pope.
It is amazing:
The change from one person in the crowd with a camera phone, to a sea of people with smartphones and tablets. What I find interesting, is that everyone is taking a picture of the same thing. Why would we need so many pictures of the same thing – so many of which will be poor quality shots? I think it says something about our desire to capture our own experiences.