Just a question that popped into my mind. Why do people post photos on social websites?
Today I removed most of my photos off FB because I'm no longer sure why I share them.
PS: I am a hobby photographer
Mostly Professional photographers post their photographs on social networking sites like Facebook so that their followers will get a constant update to their new shots on the facebook page which almost everyone visits daily without following to their website.
But posting on Facebook without any sort of protection can lead to photo theft.Many of my images posted on facebook were stolen and re-posted on someone else's facebook page.Had to contact Facebook and wait for a long time to get those removed.What i do now is Resize my large resolution pics ,watermark,add exif with this tool called Mass Watermark.It allows processing pics in Bulk and then i Upload it to facebook.Take a look How to Watermark your Photos and Protect them against Theft
Watermarking has brought down photo theft to a large extent