Now as to why Facebook is doing this with all of its uploaded photos is unknown. It’s doubtful it’s an attempt to make its images accessible via very, very old devices, nor is it a way to make either site’s content available in countries with limited internet access. Because while the ASCII versions of these photos certainly have a retro charm, there’s a good reason we left ASCII art behind decades ago: they’re pretty crappy.


[Mathias Bynens via SlashGear]