Let a stranger pick your next profile pic, seriously

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According to a new study, that's true--and we're not very good at recognizing which of our profile pictures others will find beautiful. In a small experiment with 102 students, researchers at UNSW Sydney in Australia found that the photos we pick of ourselves for our social media profiles, dating apps and professional networks don't put us in the best light. Their findings, published Thursday in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, suggest that instead of being your best judge of attractiveness and other personality traits, you're better off asking the advice of a stranger. The researchers asked the students to choose two out of 12 photos that they were most or least likely to choose for a profile pic for sites like Facebook, Match and LinkedIn. Then they did the same selection process on strangers' pictures who had already participated in the study.

  Country: Oceania > Australia (0.36)
  Genre: Research Report > New Finding (1.00)
  Technology: Information Technology > Communications > Social Media (1.00)

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