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My friend didn’t get it. She was criticizing my Facebook picture when I used it in a professional context outside of Facebook. “Not very serious,” her comment suggested. I looked at her photo. The image was perfectly centered. She had a vague smile on her face. When posting identifying pictures for business, do people still expect a head and shoulders shot with the subject staring straight ahead? It’s time to stop thinking that way, to stop taking photos like that.


This is a chapter in: Dylan E. Wittkower (Ed.), Facebook and Philosophy: What's on Your Mind? (pp.51-64) Chicago: Open Court Publishing

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