After getting Facebook tagged recently in some truly horrible picture, I'm thinking of spending the holidays putting together a (semi) humorous guide to posting pictures on Facebook. Write up some general guidelines with some funny pictures to illustrate.
Maybe do some 2 picture composites of do's and don'ts, like:
Left side - picture of man at party talking to someone and laughing - ok to post
Right side - same picture, but mostly out of focus - not ok to post
Right Side - similar picture, but man's mouth is open in a weird expression, he's mid blink - not ok to post
or sets, like:
me sitting at a party with my wife on my lap - OK to post
me sitting at a party with someone else's wife on my lap (legs across mine) - probably not OK to post, unless you've restricted it to people at the party
me sitting with someone else's straddling me kissing - definitely not OK to post, what the hell are you thinking?
I don't see this here, because I mostly follow photographers, but on Facebook its rampant. Its like people feel they should post every frame they take, even if there's nothing interesting in the picture or the quality is terrible.
One guideline I want to include is: Unless you are a paparazzi working for the enquirer, when posting a picture you should ask, "does this flatter (or at least reasonably represent) the subject, who is supposed to be my friend?"
Ideas? (Besides quit Facebook, even if I'm not there the pictures are still posted :) )