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On The Iffy Accuracy Of Profile Pictures

The topic of profile pictures is one often talked about around our cubes here at work, especially Twitter avatars. They're so small (so mysterious) that what a person looks like on Twitter is often very different from what they look like in real life. In some cases it's a good thing, in others it's not so good.

I know this is shallow, but I'm willing to bet a few bucks that many of the little square pictures that end up online take a whole lot of time to create. Of course, I won't name names.

I think a new Samsung ad does the topic justice. The ad hawks a new point-and-shoot that makes self-portraits a cinch because it has an LCD screen in front of the camera.