A healthy debate over the use of photographs has developed in our Forum.
What is best practice?
There needs to be common behaviour for a start. If some of us show our faces while others do not, or put up abstract images or symbols then I'd liken this going to a dinner party and finding some people in fancy dress, or eating alone outside ... or hiding under the table.
There is a very good reason to 'show your face' - there is not better way to relate to someone, or to 'tag' a piece of text.
As a swimming coach I now coach or teach or have responsibility for nearly 300 children age 5-17. I know who they are because I recognise their faces. This is what we humans do, faces are of such vital importance, even our field of vision is defined by the scale and detail of a face.
The choice of picture matters too. Why half hidden? Is it recent? And the mood? Would it ideally look like the Mast Head for a Newspaper ... or ought it to be more modest and reflective, not quite a passport photo but equally bland?
What do people think?
How do you represent yourself?
Do you have a different picture for different sites or do you use the same picture each time?
Is this you in the last year? Or the last decade!