Yes, the typo is intended. Intended to underscore a point about online branding and personification. I just finished reading an intriguing thread online. Seth Godin started the discussion on his blog by asking a question about...Who's Telling You the Truth About Your Online Personal Marketing.
According to Seth, the fact is that you are judged by how you appear, how you spell, the style of your blog's typeface and even by the typos on your instant messaging...think of all the interesting concoctions of the English language you see on Twitter.
So, I clicked on the good feedback link to see where it might lead. And following the bunny trail landed on this German site where you can benefit from the wisdom of impartial strangers reviewing a number of different profile pictures and giving you their unvarnished opinion of if you look good or dorky...smart or stupid...hawt or not!
Your response to this will be determined by whether you believe people make decisions based on WHAT they see online. Can a poorly imaged photograph cost you business? Is the online world even more fickle than the real world, where beauty isn't even skin deep...it's paper thin. Hmmm....
This got me wondering about WHY we choose the pictures we do for our online representation. Does what we choose to display say something about where we are at the moment? If it's an unflattering image, does it mean that we're confident enough to not care...or what?
So, would you let total strangers tell you how they judge your appearance online. But then again...aren't we all veiled behind an annonymous screen? :)
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