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...to think that people who post a picture of their child as their Facebook profile are weird?

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Mouette Fri 17-Jul-09 18:07:32

I'm not taling about people posting a picture of themselves WITH their children as their Facebook profile picture, nor about people who put pictures of their DC on Facebook. But people who put a picture of their DC (alone) AS their profile picture. Is that not weird? It's as if they had no identity of their own left... And generally: AIBU to think that there's a lot of boasting on Facebook? (as in: look at me, I've got such beautiful children and such an interesting life). Opinions?

bringonthetrumpets Fri 17-Jul-09 18:08:36

yes, you are being unreasonable

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 18:09:23

I have a (now very old grin) photo of my 3 DS's as m profile picture smile

bamboobutton Fri 17-Jul-09 18:13:21

YABU.

i have a pic of ds as profile pic as i always look shit in photos.

why do you care about peoples profile pics so much anyway?

suwoo Fri 17-Jul-09 18:13:48

An old school friend has a picture of her DS as her profile picture, but he unexpectedly died last week aged 3. Perhaps she is allowed?

TrillianAstra Fri 17-Jul-09 18:13:59

YANBU, it's a strange thing to do. Absolutely no use when you're looking for people either. It's supposed to be a picture of you.

smugmumofboys Fri 17-Jul-09 18:14:47

YABU

My boys are way more photogenic than me.

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 18:15:17

well I look different now from when I was younger anyhow, so if people from the past are looking for me then a recent photo of me is no good to them, anyhow.

And besides - I don't have any photos of myself grin

MrsMcCluskey Fri 17-Jul-09 18:16:37

YANBU - it should be a pic of person who's profile it is
I often get friend requests where i maight not recognise the name so look to the photo for help!

MummyDragon Fri 17-Jul-09 18:16:55

smugmum: how are your old friends going to know it's you if there's a picture of your kids instead of you?

johnthepong Fri 17-Jul-09 18:18:30

yabu

I rarely even let photos be taken of me, never mind have a pic of myself as my profile pic. I am currently waiting for an operation which affects the way I look and affects my self confidence alot. I did have a very old pic of myself but I got bored with it, so now I just have a pic of the kids.

Im sorry I dont meet your facebook expectationshmm

bakerslovecakes Fri 17-Jul-09 18:20:31

but like FAQ said, people from years ago probably wont recognize you so what does it matter

MommyHasaHeadache Fri 17-Jul-09 18:20:39

yabu - people can put what they like as their profile picture.

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 18:22:33

and yes I have my own identity - it just doesn't come in the form of a photo of my mug grin

clemette Fri 17-Jul-09 18:23:34

I don't really want random people to find me!

IKnowWhoYouAre Fri 17-Jul-09 18:26:10

You're not the only one who thinks that

LeonieSoSleepy Fri 17-Jul-09 18:26:43

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smugmumofboys Fri 17-Jul-09 18:28:23

MrsM

tbh I don't use fb to catch up with friends I've lost contact with years ago. All of my fb friends, with only two exceptions, are people who I see in rl as well or friends I moved away from when we moved areas 3 years ago.

Besides, I don't have my maiden name on there so people from way back won't find me. I don't want them to. That isn't my reason for using fb.

jellybeans Fri 17-Jul-09 18:28:41

YABU

TheHeathenOfSuburbia Fri 17-Jul-09 18:31:57

YABU

I have DD as my FB pic specifically that old friends won't see how fat I've got since I had her.

grin

pointydog Fri 17-Jul-09 18:32:05

The whole point of facebook is 'look at my interesting life and all my friends', no?

harpsichordcarrier Fri 17-Jul-09 18:32:49

YABU
no, it isn't weird.
my children are more attractive than me, by quite a big margin grin

Overmydeadbody Fri 17-Jul-09 18:33:26

YABU

People can do whatever they like o their own profiles on FB.

Bleatblurt Fri 17-Jul-09 18:33:35

YABU.

I don't like having my photo taken.

The people I have on my FB are people that I want, not people from 20 years ago that I don't give a fuck about. If they can't find me on Facebook then GOOD.

I'd rather a photo of a cute child than a photo of someone who has clearly gone to huge lengths to hide their double chin/wrinkles/spots - those kinds make me laugh - all pouts and weird head tilts.

nikki1978 Fri 17-Jul-09 18:34:04

Hmmm I get where you are coming from but I say live and let live. I have changed my facebook pic several times over the 2 years I have had an account. Yes a couple of times it has been my kids (particularly nice pics maybe) but usually it is me. I have found most people I am interesting in contacting anyway and my married name would confuse so I don't care if people can't find me.

Who cares really? I think it is a bit harsh to say having a pic of your kids there means you have no identity of your own left hmm

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