I don’t want to get into the debate about pro vs amateur, or quality issues regarding cameras - or indeed the threat to professional photography.
What really interests me is the way people use pictures. Yes, they are still a record of our daily lives, and of historic moments, but they are also used in the way words once were.
They are conversations. The picture doesn’t only prove that I was there and saw this, it says this was my experience of the moment. I saw it this way, and now I can share this photo with my friends, either by sending it from a phone or by uploading it to the web where I can express my point of view.