False Attractiveness on Facebook

mouseI may be finished with Facebook, but I'm lingering long enough to throw one more Facebook beef at y'all. On Facebook, everyone is attractive, even when they're not.

All of your friends in Facebook are represented by 50 pixel wide profile pictures. If you visit their profile, this same picture becomes 200 pixels wide. This picture, which they have chosen, always shows them in their best light. Sometimes it's a wedding photo or a shot at the perfect angle with wonderful soft lighting and showing off their best features. You start to think of this friend as their profile picture, and everyone looks their best in their profile picture.

To take this image association one step further, I now forget that my profile picture isn't even me. I've tricked myself into thinking I'm better looking than I actually am, so you can imagine how I'm thinking of others on Facebook. The shock is when you see a Facebook friend in real life and remember how they actually look. They're not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as their Facebook profile pic would have you believe, and that's always disappointing.

Facebook is that dark club after a few drinks. Everyone appears better looking than they actually are. Consider yourselves warned, and be careful who you poke.

Toronto Mike on Facebook


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Al

Mike, is that you in that picture? Because if it is, you are the spitting image of Chris O'Donnell.

July 23, 2007 @ 11:16 AM

AT

So to recap,
Your mom: Meredith Baxter-Birney
You: Chris O'Donnell

What about your brothers? And the rest of your family?

July 25, 2007 @ 12:53 AM

Toronto Mike

Steve is sort of a John LeClair, Kevin Stevens combo.

Ryan is kind of a John Stamos.

July 25, 2007 @ 8:39 AM

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