What Does Photo Lurking Mean?
Photo lurking is an Internet meme in which people purposely appear in the background of other people’s photos. To successfully lurk in a photo, the lurker must remain unnoticed while the picture is taken. As the photo is being taken, the lurker turns towards the camera and, if time allows, makes a face or strikes a pose that becomes the unintentional focus of the picture. These photos are shared over the Internet via websites, blogs and social media.
Photo lurking is also referred to simply as lurking, although lurking also refers to a person who reads a message board without posting or engaging.