Goofy selfies. A picture of a sunrise confirming you were actually awake that early. Photos of your meal. Identical galleries of cloud porn. No, this isn’t your Facebook feed, this is the graveyard of photos buried in your phone! These pics have already been shared or were too embarrassing to post. Either way, these pictures will remain tucked away on your device until the end of time.
If you’re not hoarding pictures, maybe you’re holding onto important notes that could prove useful again down the road in some an alternate reality? Or maybe you’re looking for a second opinion on that “good” photo of you that your truly good friends won’t dare let you share?
There are many reasons we hold onto our beloved imagery. Perhaps your cloudy concert photos bring you a nostalgic high. Or you just miss seeing a loved one’s face. Some of you even have photos that you never knew you took, like screenshots from your phone which, as this BuzzFeed video points out, is quite amazing “since you don’t know how to actually take them on purpose.”