Dear Mendelson and Paracharissi,
I thought your article was right on point about how users (both men and women) on Facebook post pictures and why. It goes back to the argument that people make about how users only post up pictures of what they want others to see or think of them and try to hide the things they don’t by posting more and more things they do want people to see. It’s actually kind of funny because we all are Facebook “friends” with those people that will take pictures of themselves in the mirror with weird trying-to-be-seducing poses and showy clothes and wait for all the comments to come pouring in saying how “hot” or “beautiful” they look which in turn only boosts their ego letting them think they are just hot stuff when in reality they are not. Like written in your article, people will only emphasize certain characteristics based on their clothes, hair style, overall appearance and behavior because that’s how they want to be perceived, and this I find very accurate. With Facebook’s “tagging” feature, it gives us the opportunity to only tag ourselves in pictures that we want others to be able to see right away of us, and un-tag ourselves from the ones we might not look as attractive in, which gives off a somewhat faulty appearance to people who are looking at our page but don’t know us in real life. It’s just another way technology lets us portray ourselves as we want to be seen, yet might not always be what we really look like.