Saturday, March 10, 2012

Facebook friends judge you on what they see, not what you say

Forget a glowing profile and an ever-expanding number of friends, Facebook users should ensure they post a complimentary photograph of themselves on the social networking site.

Researchers have found that a profile photo on Facebook tells viewers all they need to know to form an impression of someone and virtually no words are necessary.

In one experiment, college students who viewed a Facebook photo of a fellow student having fun with friends rated that person as extroverted - even if his profile said he was 'not a big people-person.'