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It's hard to argue the popularity and impact of social media has changed the way we stay in touch with each other.

Whether it's a simple photo that lets the world know how we're feeling or a video captured on social media apps like vine

Experts agree we are experiencing a communication evolution unlike any we've seen in human history.

Ben Zimmer, a linguist, says photo sharing and innovation in social media are creating a new form of language.

Mashable.com editor Lance Ulanoff says photo sharing is big business. Facebook purchased Instagram for about $1 billion.

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