With the help of a digital camera and the internet it is now possible for everyone to carry out their inner feelings into the digital world, and thus to the outside. Social networks like Facebook and StudiVZ (a german social network) play a particularly important role, since they provide the user with a platform based on the exchange of private information. A dissociation to other users takes place for example through the likes of specific interests, or a special profile picture that is accessible for everybody.
Such a picture pretends to show the outside observer the attitude to life of the user. Together with the other given information it can be read like a resume, which will be crucial for the next joint action. What is behind these pictures? How much of it is truthful and what do the persons really reveal about themselves? These questions led me to start a self-experiment.