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How to Look Good in Facebook Photos
Ed Kohler

Have you ever noticed that everyone looks good on Facebook? Is it just me, or do people on Facebook look better than the people on a typical dating site?

My theory is that people look better on Facebook because they're actually who they say they are. If they're pushing content under their own name they'll work harder to make sure they look good. Compare that to dating sites where half the users are pretending to be someone other than themselves.

Along these lines, Geek Sugar has a post up on how to look good in online photos.

Tips include trying the over the shoulder look that many celebrities seem to prefer.

One other that I'd suggest trying is the high angle photo. As most people know, taking a photo where you're looking down at the lens can be dreadful since it makes it look like you have 17 chins. Instead, lift your camera way above you for a shot to make those chins go away.

But be careful. If you get too good at this your friends won't recognize you when the see you in the real world.


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1. Posted by: ryan l on March 21, 2008 11:52 AM:

reminds me of that old youtube video about the
"myspace angles"

2. Posted by: Gabe on March 21, 2008 12:50 PM:

Ryan beat me to it. Check out the Urban Dictionary entry for myspace angle

3. Posted by: Rodney Rumford on March 21, 2008 11:53 PM:

Thanks for the tips... I don't think i will ever look good in facebook photos. No time to airbrush. ;)

4. Posted by: Nio on April 11, 2008 2:00 AM:

People put more effort into facebook photos because they are being judged by their peers, friends and colleagues not just a collection of cyber entities they've never met.

Oh and facebook users tend to be younger, more tech savvy and better with photoshop :)

Nio Green lasers rulz

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