Years ago I changed my Facebook privacy settings to hide photos I'm tagged in. I just didn't like having to police my own profile and slightly freak out if a horrible picture was posted. Call me over-concerned, I'm OK with it.
One would think friends would have each other's back when it comes to posting heinous pics, right? Well, a recent survey says that, actually, they don't.
Get this: about one-fourth of women surveyed by photo website MyMemory admitted to having tagged unflattering photos of their friends on Facebook. It gets worse though! If one of their galpals asked them to remove the ugly snapshot, a fifth of them WOULDN'T do it!
Seriously, is this what social networking has come to!? Legitimate sabotage?
It's funny, don't you think? It really brings to light a big purpose of social media -- self promotion.
Follow me here on this one: a big function of being on Facebook and other social sites is staying in touch with people you haven't seen in a while. Because of that, you want your profile to give off the best image of yourself. That image isn't exactly boosted when horrible photos are added to your feed, you know what I'm saying?
So essentially this survey makes it seem like women, no excuse me -- FRIENDS, are trying to make themselves look better than one-another online? Can't say I'm surprised. Personally, I try not to do it to my best girls. For now, I'm gonna stick to my conviction that if someone's putting up "bad" photos of me, it's an accident, and when all else fails -- that's why I keep 'em hidden.
Have you ever put up bad photos of friends on Facebook? Have they done it to you?
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