December 10th, 2008

Mask

Show Me Your Face:

The question of if you should post, or not to post your photo online, came up in a recent panel I was on at PhilCon. I would love to learn more opinions about this topic. The panel was fairly small, and most of the people were new to posting on the internet, so I am interested in hearing from a broader ranger of people.

These answers are based on the responses I’ve had from friends on this topic. If these answers do not fully express your opinions, please feel free to elaborate in the comments.



Poll #1312824 No Photos, Please

What would you assume about people who are on the internet (blog, podcast, etc) who have no photographs of themselves online?

That they are professionals
0(0.0%)
That they are inexperienced with the internet
0(0.0%)
That they are afraid of being stalked
0(0.0%)
That they are unattractive
0(0.0%)
That they do not wished to be judged by appearance
0(0.0%)
That they do not wish to be judged by gender
0(0.0%)
That they have low self confidence
2(4.1%)
That they are lying about their identity
0(0.0%)
That they are underage
0(0.0%)
That they are old
0(0.0%)
That they don’t know how to upload a photo
0(0.0%)
That they have no good photos of themselves
1(2.0%)
That they have privacy concerns
4(8.2%)
That they may have a sensitive occupation
0(0.0%)
Other (Please describe in comments)
4(8.2%)

What would you assume about people who are marketing themselves as new media professionals that have no photographs of themselves online?

That they are professionals
0(0.0%)
That they are inexperienced with the internet
4(8.7%)
That they are afraid of being stalked
0(0.0%)
That they are unattractive
0(0.0%)
That they do not wished to be judged by appearance
1(2.2%)
That they do not wish to be judged by gender
0(0.0%)
That they have low self confidence
1(2.2%)
That they are lying about their identity
2(4.3%)
That they are underage
0(0.0%)
That they are old
0(0.0%)
That they don’t know how to upload a photo
0(0.0%)
That they have no good photos of themselves
1(2.2%)
That they have privacy concerns
1(2.2%)
That they may have a sensitive occupation
1(2.2%)
Other (Please describe in comments)
3(6.5%)
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