“I post photos for my friends and enemies, whether male or female, maybe even more for the females. We all have ‘frenemies,’ — we add them on Facebook, but they’re not all real friends. I post pictures that I think I look good in, but also pictures that look like I’m having fun, which is just as important. If you look like a stuck-up bitch in all your photos, even though you may look ‘good,’ you still look like a stuck-up bitch.” – Megan, 29, CA
“My intention in posting pictures is certainly not to attract attention from guys. No one other than people I know well and have already friended can even see my photos. I untag really, really terrible ones (like when people I knew in high school upload photos from when I was an awkward teenager), but not just unflattering ones. I feel like it would be false to erase all the photos that show me from an imperfect angle.” – Marthine S., 28, CA
“I am a musician and a fitness professional, so my Facebook photos are from shows, travels, and events in my life. Yes, I only put up the good ones, and yes, I get mega pissed when someone tags me in an unflattering photo — I will untag it!” – Kama L.
“It makes me feel fantastic when my friends tell me I look good in a photo — it’s a boost of confidence. I’m vain and self-conscious! I would never post an unflattering photo of myself or my friends. I think there’s a common agreement between women to never post unflattering photos of each other on Facebook. I definitely get annoyed when a friend tags me in a bad photo. I can’t help but wonder what they were thinking. Of course, they probably just checked to make sure they looked nice in the photo, but didn’t care for anyone else.” – Kim H., 30, CA
Tell us: why do you post photos on Facebook?