Basically, Einstein absolutely said the above 2 things, but the news media didn't let him say the entire thing that he was looking to say in the first thing that I said that he said up above.
While Einstein got out "A picture is worth a 1000 words", it was the greedy, fear-mongering press-corps standing baited with SCOOP scrawled onto a shred of paper sat alongside their brown fedora hats already sprinting away with dime-in-hand ready to connect a pay-phone call to their editors with the day's front page headline "Einstein: German Turned Stoopid" that lost the world the rest of Einstein's brilliant quote...
"but if you crop that picture in a way that it is still very much apparent that there was somebody else in the picture with you but you would prefer the picture be more about you bc it would be a featured photograph for some personalized social network driven profile thing then that picture would now be worth about a billion words bc that is just fucking awesome."
There you have it...out of the mouth's of geniuses. Or genius bc it was just one Einstein that said it. You know...math.
That quote is still pretty relevant to this day, though, even though it was probably said somewhere around 1348 AD. A lot of the things that Einstein said are still pretty relevant. Einstein was like the Jules Verne of talking about pictures being worth a certain allotment of words.
Much like Einstein predicted in his quote, his revelation of "a personalized social network" or "a Facebook"(as the kids call it) is a thing that everybody uses and likes now. Your mom just got a Facebook and she asked me to be her friend. I didn't accept bc I don't want the comment "My heart is so happy. What a blessed day God has given us. Psalms LOL:14-17" under my status update of "spicy food diarrhea again :("
I mean I get it. You look good. Work it. Snaps. Fist pounds. But, isn't the point of a social network to reconnect and/or further a relationship with people that you had known or know and if this is truly the reason for becoming part of a social network shouldn't the people that you befriend more than typically be able to VERY easily differentiate you from the other person that you would be flanked alongside of in your pose for your profile pic ESPECIALLY when you happen to be an 80lb white girl and the person you are cropping out is a 300lb Hispanic man?
Were you worried that your friends would have confused you, the 80lb white girl, with the other person in the pic, the 300lb Hispanic man, bc that makes me think that you think your friends are idiots and is that what being part of a social network revolution is all about? Just befriending stupid idiots all over the place and hoping they don't confuse their 2001 Alberta High Homecoming Queen for a 300lb Hispanic man in what appears to be an XXXL lime-green tee fixed with rhinestones?