#566 Changing Faces
Friday 25th September, 2009
Sorry this is out of place but – is there some sort of rule for how often you changed photos? There seems to be a new thing where my friends change photos a lot and if you dont you look sad. May be just my experience but what is going on?
(From SnipSnip in response to the post Lying Down Game)
This is based on vainity. Add to this the Facebook-picture-Profile-capacity that appears to have infinite upload space.
It is also likely that you observations are made more noteworthy due to the time of year. Where there is a large volume shift of ‘yoof’ moving away to university. Here they want to impress upon other yoof that they are ‘with it’, and this requires an appropriate and appealing Profile picture. Add to this that such changes are automatically broadcast into others newsfeeds ‘Jane has a new Profile picture!’ (you can turn this off), this only makes it more likely that in the frivolities of Fresher’s diversions and amongst the a seductive mix of events, nights out and some repugnant free stuff that every student retrieves with glee to their accomodations, the added appeal of updating their Profile page as new facial hair sprouts forth, or they dye their hair. This ensures a fast mix of new faces and new friends who remain captivated to your latest look. Thus, it is essential that your Profile page and accompanying information look ‘fit’ for purpose (with deliberate play on the word fit).
Stay with the observations and employ a game of Profile picture bingo. New hair colour, score! Facial hair, score! Piercings, score! etc. Then yell loudly your in a row win – FaceBINGO!Tweet