Social Distancing and Profile Images

Today I wrote a fun blog post on how we use profile images to carve our identities on the internet.

https://jrtechs.net/photography/the-rise-of-profile-photos

I’ve been thinking a lot about the internet, society, and other things in a meta way recently, so I’ll probably be writing more blog posts throughout this social distancing period.

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I appreciate the meta deep dive on your post. I’ve thought about this topic before at a different angle, but also how our online profile images and avatars change over time. When I was 15-18, this profile picture mostly defined my presence on the Internet:

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But now I have the avatar with my actual face in it. I think part of what has changed is I also became aware of my global Internet presence beyond just expressing myself on individual sites.

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