How important is your Facebook profile photo to you? In India it’s critical to your identity. India is reportedly experiencing a growing trend in which social media users in their 20s and 30s are have surgical procedures to enhance their appearance… for Facebook. Facebook users are getting laser skin treatment, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty, just to name a few.
For a country that invented the rhinoplasty and pioneered body and face piercing, they are no stranger to enhancing their appearance through “artificial means.”
Why Am I Curious?
Of course we all want to look our best whenever we can, especially via our social networks. Our profiles define our personality and being within the social realm, but isn’t a flattering photo enough? In India… no. You not only need to look good, but look good in person (or like your profile photo). Many are using the social network to find a mate, but I can’t help but wonder is going under the knife so your chin looks good during a skype session worth it? How much do you care about your social identity when it comes to photos?
Article from Mashable