Plastic Surgery for Facebook?

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I usually spend my first hour of work everyday catching up on articles and postings related to digital/social media.  Most some articles I skim, others I truly take the time to dissect and summarize for your enjoyment.  Yesterday I came across and article on Mashable.com that floored me…I think I literally had to pick my jaw up from the desk! Here’s a tid-bit:

 “For some (or arguably all) of the above reasons, keeping up appearances is a social media consideration. Obviously, you choose how you represent yourself. And perhaps for that very reason, profile pictures on the free social network are getting more complicated — and much pricier — in India.”

Much pricier?  Does this mean that people in India are buying profile pictures from others? (If you’ve seen the MTV television show ‘Catfish’ you’ll understand the creepiness.) But unfortunately, profile picture purchasing isn’t what’s making Facebook users in India shell out the big bucks…it’s Facebook Facelifts!  Yes, you read that right.  Social media users are spending thousands of dollars for plastic surgery to make themselves more presentable on Facebook?!

Now I’ve heard it all. Isn’t match.com a much cheaper alternative to finding a date? Read the full Mashable.com article here.

What do you think about this new trend?

Would you ever go under the knife just to help find a mate?

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Your Social Strategy

I found a phenomenal article on mashable.com that I wanted to share with you all!  I don’t think it’s necessary to summarize this particular article because the title itself (9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy) will clue you in on just how long the segment is.

I recommend….no, I beg you to read this article!  It will not only help you re-energize your social media strategies, but it might also give you some new pointers!

Read the article here!