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Ever since the computer breakthrough in the mid to late 90s, photos and wallpapers have been a part of everyday life and a great way of expressing oneself.
At first, it started as something fun: you would choose your favourite image from a choice of 8 or 10 desktop background photos (at that time you didn't have as many options as today!) and you would quickly get used to seeing that image.
Soon you would never think about it as more than just a thing covering your background, supporting your My Computer and Paint icons. But slowly people began to realise that by placing a photo that had some deeper personal meaning, you could actually set your mind to a certain mood and convey your interests and personality at the same time.
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Fast forward 25 years or so and you find a world of selfies, social networks and millions of apps with gorgeous photos just waiting to be downloaded.
Smartphones took a leading role in showing how a single photo can convey information about its user. Whether it is your profile picture or the wallpaper on your phone, a properly placed image can tell someone a lot about your personality.
If, out of the thousands of other apps, you choose to download Excio you will have a platform that not just allows you to connect with photographers and see an array of gorgeous wallpapers on your device, but you can also share your own photos with the whole world.
Those photos you took of that breathtaking sunset will become art in someone's eyes and your sentimental memory will become someone's background image. For them, it will give a distinct meaning and therefore a new memory will be formed and a fresh mood will be introduced. Interaction just occurred yet most of us are not even aware it happened, so simple and elegant is the way we influence and reach out to each other nowadays.
To paraphrase an old saying: Show me your wallpaper and I will tell you who you are.