LinkedIn and profile picture.

A new social network platform called LinkedIn was launched in 2003. Although, initially it didn’t engage many users, today it seems to be one of the biggest professional social networks. “It is the place to find other professionals and be found by other professionals”. (Schaffer, 2009). The main difference between LinkedIn and other social networks is its professionalism. This social network is ideal for community building and employment. Online community is thought to be a place where “people with shared interests or goals for whom electronic communication is a primary form of interaction”. (Dennis, Pootheri, Natarajan, 1998). Due to its professional character a major issue concerned nowadays is what type of photograph users should use as profile picture. Continue reading “LinkedIn and profile picture.”

Which photos is better to keep private?

A widely issue today concerning the social media is the content that is uploaded. “The purpose of Facebook is to mirror your real self”. (Liberman, 2014). According to this, each user is available to post whatever he desires in order to reveal aspect of his personality. Due to the rise of technology and the installation of cameras at mobile phones users have the ability to take photos and simultaneously upload them at social media networks. However, do users always care about what they upload? And if so do they know what photos are better to keep them in private? Continue reading “Which photos is better to keep private?”

What can an image reveal about the user’s character?

Statistics have shown that users of social media networks upload 350 million new photos per day. As far as Facebook is concerned, it is believed that each user of Facebook has uploaded on average 217 picturesSince pictures are influential it is interesting to see what posts of images can reveal about user’s personality.

Surveys reveal that extroverts upload more often photos than introverts.  As the term extravert reveals, these people are more sociable. As a result, it can be easily seen that extroverts tend to upload more images from their social life. The main reason for this is the upkeeping with their networks and their friends. Take for instance, a sociable person who loves going outside and spending time with his friend. This person is more prone to uploading photos of a bar he had visited or of new cuisine he has just tried. Continue reading “What can an image reveal about the user’s character?”

Why do we prefer images than texts?

An English idiom suggests that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. It can be easily said that a meaning of a picture can be expressed in more than one word. Moreover, it is approved that humans react more easily to pictures than texts. Images have the ability to transmit emotions as well. Consequently, at social networks users have stopped writing posts and instead they tend to upload photographs to express themselves. But which are the main reasons of uploading a photo? Continue reading “Why do we prefer images than texts?”

The new digital zone in the area of pictures

Nowadays more and more people take photos daily as compared with the previous years. A major reason for this, is that it isn’t needed to bring with you a camera. The last two decades a change in the era of cameras is observed. To be more specific, the 21st century  photography is digitalized however there are still many users who use the analog cameras. But let’s see what are the innovations that digital cameras have brought?

Digital cameras have a lot of advantages compared with the analog. To begin with, in comparison with the old analog cameras users have the ability to see at the screen what they have shoot. Moreover, new cameras use memory sticks for the storage of images. Although, many will claim that digital cameras are more expensive for someone to afford nowadays due to intense competition cost has reduced. Furthermore, it is believed to be more cheap since the user do not have to buy films every time he wants to shoot and print all the photographs he has taken since. Photos taken with digital cameras can be easily transferred to PCs and  displayed on TVs. Continue reading “The new digital zone in the area of pictures”