What is the significance of the picture you have for your profile at this time?

My Photo

It was taken as I was riding in a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) in the streets of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). When I frist went to Vietnam they were the transport of choice - now its all motorised except for the few for the tourists! They are unique in that the only fit one (westerner) and you sit in front of the driver so its scary with the local traffic. My partner managed to get the pic from his rickshaw - and as you can see I was having a ball!

Things to Think About When You Choose a Profile Photo

  • Don't choose a full face photo which could be used for identity theft - a photo which pass passport regulations - a photo at, angle, smiling with the face partly obscured is perfect;

  • I personally don't like photos which include other people - is this profile about you or your family - don't you have your own identity?

  • Be consistent - I use the same photo on blogs and twitter - so people recognise me

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Saigon CycloSaigon Traffic Chaos
Saigon Cyclo
Saigon Cyclo
Saigon Traffic Chaos
Saigon Traffic Chaos

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Patty Inglish, MS 9 years ago from North America

Great pictures and explantion - thanks so much!


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Mark Knowles 9 years ago

Awesome. What a great idea. if you look at my picture, you will see a rather scary looking Mcdonalds clown. McDo signifis all that is wrong with our culture. I admire you for taking the plunge and doing something different.


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Lissie 9 years ago from New Zealand Author

McD has nothing to with my culture - Im a New Zealander - though I know what you are saying! :-)


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lavenderstreak 9 years ago from Seattle

You've inspired me to come up with a new picture!

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