Does a person's profile picture influence if you will follow them or how you thi

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  1. DanaTeresa profile image76
    DanaTeresaposted 12 years ago

    Does a person's profile picture influence if you will follow them or how you think of them?

  2. Deborah-Diane profile image82
    Deborah-Dianeposted 12 years ago

    No, I have never been influenced by someone else's profile picture.  However, when people use the same one on different sites, it helps me to recognize them and know that I have already had contact with them.  That is why I use the same one on all sites.

  3. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    A Profile photo or image doesn't not sway me either way. I follow people whose work I enjoy and comment on. I am intrigued by some avatars and will check the articles at times.

  4. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 12 years ago

    I prefer that they use a real photo of themselves to help make a better connection, but sometimes I get to know them, anyway, through their writing, and I feel like I have a sense about them. Like you, DanaTeresa! Still, it would be nice to see a picture of you!

  5. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 12 years ago

    Not really unless their profile picture makes them look like they are trying way to hard to look "cute." For example -- somebody making duck faces at the camera, showing their abs...

    It's kind of a turn off and it makes me take them a lot less serious.

  6. CrescentSkies profile image65
    CrescentSkiesposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes it does, for example I am well aware that my follower list will probably be cut by a fourth simply because i use this kitty as my avatar. But I like it so I'm not likely to change it even though it would probably work to my favor.

  7. mary615 profile image84
    mary615posted 12 years ago

    Definitely!  If I see a profile photo that I think is distasteful or crude, I will NOT follow them.  I prefer seeing a photo of the person themselves.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    No, not at all.  I like to follow people whose writing style I enjoy and want to read more of.

  9. heavenbound5511 profile image64
    heavenbound5511posted 12 years ago

    No this doesn't determine if I will follow them or not. I follow people for many reasons, there material, because I want them to read my stuff, & or also to show support of what they share-even if I can't keep up with all the people that I follow.

    There picture does still speak volumes in some cases but oh well it's just a picture.Like some of my profile pictures have been misunderstood but I don't worry about it.

  10. jaswinder64 profile image60
    jaswinder64posted 12 years ago

    No. Absolutely not, I have never been influenced by someone' profile picture. When I see an e-mail in my mail, then I open it and see whether is there any  new published  article? if  there is any, I read it and if I  enjoyed reading the article, then I comment on that article and follow that person too, doen't matter who is he or she?

  11. Becky Katz profile image81
    Becky Katzposted 12 years ago

    I have allowed myself to be swayed by that a time or two. The picture was obviously satanic and I am a Christian. Another time it was a swastika. Big no no.

  12. IDONO profile image61
    IDONOposted 12 years ago

    I hope not! I spent 56 years making myself look like this. (actually 8 ) It's about time someone asked about me. Read my profile. Hagred says, " you are all beautiful!"


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