You own your image

by Volker Weber

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These days everybody syncs their address book from their computer, into the cloud, on to their smartphone. And along the way, it picks up your profile photo. Like it or not. Google is taking this one step further: Android phones will look up your G+ profile photo and display it when you call someone. And you will make your impression.

Check your profile photos. Do you look like a dork? This would be great time to change that.

Comments

The only picture of me Google will find, is me hiding behind my prefered toy. On ervery single photo of the last twenty years I look like a terminally ill rat. The world does not have to bear this. It's hard enough for me every morning.

Christian Tillmanns, 2013-11-06 12:24

So you are hiding in the cellar?

Volker Weber, 2013-11-06 12:39

Autsch!

Christian Tillmanns, 2013-11-06 13:32

Rats don't hide in the cellar... they live in the cellar.

They hide under your bed....

Craig Wiseman, 2013-11-06 14:17

I have DIFFERENT profile pictures for the usual suspects, even .. drumroll .. Twitter. They're all ok. Through the miracles of cloud-based-propagation (sounds like shortwave radio) friends and colleagues get a different picture, depending where their device saw me first, time of day, type of device .. there are too many parameters, its more or less arbitrary.

Bernhard Kockoth, 2013-11-08 09:23

Well, you control your image.

Volker Weber, 2013-11-08 09:26

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