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To not take a person seriously if they have a snapchat filter on their profile picture

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hippoherostandinghere Wed 22-Feb-17 10:03:33

Snapchat has to be the worst of all social media. But what is with the countless profile pictures with the butterflies around the head? Filtered to within an inch of their lives.

I cannot take someone serious as a sensible adult if they have a pouting snapchat selfie as their picture.

And if they use this monkey emoji πŸ™ˆ even less so.

FishlessCake Wed 22-Feb-17 10:12:01

But as a side I would love a thread on mumsnet where we put a filtered photo of ourselves, it would hardly be outing wink <too chicken to start one>

toolonglurking Wed 22-Feb-17 10:15:35

YES!!! A few of my friends on facebook have snapchat photos as their profile photo and 100% judge them for it.
I know two who often post photos of their babies snapchatted to look like deer(?) as well as those awful butterfly ones hmm

MrsJayy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:19:21

I loved the # no filters from last year was very funny where clearly they had filters meh it is just facebook i dont take it seriously anyway if somebody wants to have a filtered face with flowers and butterflies then I can't get worked up about it, however I think the whole selfie thing self absorbed

Bellerophon Wed 22-Feb-17 10:19:56


To me it's a signal that they're a certain type of person. Anyone who has the flower garland one especially, and the dog one.

MrsJayy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:20:56

I dont think anybody over 25 should have snap chat it is bloody irritating

Floofborksnootandboop Wed 22-Feb-17 10:26:21

I had a Snapchat filter in my profile picture for a little while but it was with my 16 yo DD and she was the one who took it, does that mean i get away with it? grin

Never used the πŸ™ˆ Don't get it at all so I will agree with you on that one.

Crunchyside Wed 22-Feb-17 10:27:54

I cannot take someone serious as a sensible adult... maybe they don't want to be taken seriously as sensible adults?

Maybe they want to express themselves in a fun, frivolous and childlike way as a bit of escapism from mundane reality of responsible adult life...

If they want to make a silly picture of themselves covered in pink butterflies or with puppy ears or whatever, I wouldn't judge, life is too short to worry about other people taking you seriously. It's just a bit of harmless fun even if it's not a very sophisticated look wink

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Wed 22-Feb-17 10:29:12

Is it only me who can't be bothered to give two fucks about how my friends choose to present their profile pictures? So they like sparkly halos and butterflies? Meh.

MrsJayy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:31:17

Yes if your child filtered that is allowed 😊 what is the πŸ™‰ emoji about ?

Mrsglitterfairy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:44:39

This makes me laugh so much. Why does it matter to you what they have? Maybe people see you as a boring stick in the mud who is no fun! I don't want to be taken as a sensible adult all of the time and yes I have Snapchat pictures of myself. Most of my profile pics tend to be of me & DH or dcs but sometimes I'll throw caution to the wind and have a giggle.
Maybe I'm just being really silly though πŸ™ˆ

PrivatePike Wed 22-Feb-17 10:46:43

I love the monkey emoji

Mumoftmtocount Wed 22-Feb-17 10:47:09

Monkey emoji is meant to be cute, like 'oh, stop it' kind of thing....

Teens, I don't see a problem with filtered pics. But it's a bit immature for adults. My 16 yo DD was actually expressing disdain the other day about people her age who use Snapchat filters in their profile pics, saying it's "so immature and the only people who actually do it now are 12 year olds".

MrsJayy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:49:00

Nothing wrong with being silly is there people take Social media to serious snapchat is still annoying though

ImNotOkayyy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:50:04

I currently have the one that makes me look like a puppy. I love snap chat. The little ones think it's hilarious seeing themselves transformed.

And I don't want to be taken seriously either. I'm anything but! grin

MrsJayy Wed 22-Feb-17 10:50:04

Oh right im out of touch obviously on the emoji speak

Blinkybell Wed 22-Feb-17 10:52:03

It's Facebook. It's not meant to be taken seriously is it? I don't want to be a sensible adult anyway

I don't have snapchat, but my profile pic is a selfie of my cat.

Blinkybell Wed 22-Feb-17 10:53:25

Oops, that should have said 'social media' rather than Facebook

LaurieMarlow Wed 22-Feb-17 10:56:15

I cannot take someone serious as a sensible adult

This is very much not the point of snapchat. Snapchat is escapism, play, fun. If you want to see their 'serious adult' look on LinkedIn.

People use facebook for all kinds of reasons, coming across as a serious adult is not necessarily one of them.

MOISTOWLETT Wed 22-Feb-17 11:02:43

YABU take off your judgy pants hmm

foodtime Wed 22-Feb-17 11:05:32

Really? You sound bitter and jealous OP.

TwatteryFlowers Wed 22-Feb-17 11:11:49

I don't use snap chat tbh so I don't know what the difference is between that and Photoshop? I use ps all the time on all my photos, regardless of what they are or who is in it and my fb profile pic at the mo is one of me where I have made it look like a coloured pencil sketch using those NIKS plugin filters on ps. Is that just as bad? There are no butterflies it sparkles and you can still see my wrinkles.

DisneySenior Wed 22-Feb-17 11:15:00

I'm 28 and haven't got a clue how to work snapchat, my friends don't use it either. I see it as an app aimed at teenagers and wannabe "models".

I'm too ugly for selfies anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

TwatteryFlowers Wed 22-Feb-17 11:19:13

Tbh though I do think yab a little u. Fb is kind of like your own little corner of the internet for you to show yourself off in the way you want to be seen and to hide what you don't. I don't think it's about being adult and serious - there are other social media platforms for that.

Dawndonnaagain Wed 22-Feb-17 11:24:50

Meh, can't get worked up about it, it's a bit of fun, not a sodding passport photo.

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