You snap a picture, post it, tag it. It's likely that the next time you log into your Facebook account, you'll have notifications with comments, likes and maybe even shares of your posted picture. NBC 6's Roxanne Vargas delves into the Facebook Effect.
You snap a picture, post it, tag it. It’s likely that the next time you log into your Facebook account, you’ll have notifications with comments, likes and maybe even shares of your posted picture – it’s the Facebook Effect.
With more than 9 million users in Florida snapping and sharing, you know you’re going to dab on some extra lip gloss, smooth out your hair and make sure you look good for the entire cyberworld to see.
And if you don’t look good?
“I’m like please remove picture number 36, now,” says avid Facebook user Nastassia Roy.
Plenty of people have admitted to altering their pictures to look better. As Gerard Brush, the creative director of the BrPr Group, says, “You’re able to sort of put your own photo album of your life on a day to day basis.”
That concept – that you hold the power to build your own brand daily – makes what you post online important to keeping your integrity.
That’s the point that octogenarian Mary Ficara makes.
“I don't need to know that you missed lunch today or some silly thing like that,” says Ficara, who uses Facebook every day.
The social networking site is a way for Ficara to keep in touch with her family scattered all over the world. She says she “checks it every morning, just like checking my messages.”