On twitter when you don’t have a profile picture attached to your account the default image is an egg thus those without a picture are known as “eggheads” On Google Plus those without a profile pic are called “Blueheads” since that is the image of what shows up. So today’s cartoon is based on what I would imagine they talk about when they get together. Lament the fact that no one is following them back.
Based on my crack research, I have determined that people are 87% less likely to follow you back on either social media outlet if you don’t have a profile picture whether it be a real picture or a cartoon one. OK I have no idea where the 87% comes from except that I am 87% less likely to circle someone back without a profile picture.
It takes a short amount of time and it becomes a way of identifying you easily as I stream through my feeds.
Sorry to anyone I typically visit their blog. Been busy several weeks and hard to jump from blog to blog on tablet to comment but I have been lurking and if you post your links on G+ (for those who use it) I am more likely to see and easily respond there. Hell it took me 5 days to respond to comments on my own site.
I agree with you. I don’t really bother with folks who can’t commit the few scant seconds it takes to upload a profile picture. Heck, with cell phones having superior-quality instant-access camera capabilities, there’s no excuse for not having some sort of personal photo. What are ya trying to hide, huh?
And all the blueheads look alike too
I always think the Facebook profile guy looks like someone buried in cat litter (CLEAN cat litter, to say the least).
Well as long as it is clean.
True. Although dirty cat litter might be a bit more entertaining.
I’ll let you manage that
If you mix them together, do you get blue eggs and ham?
You are the biggest ham I know.
Actually I am rather small compared to most humans, who seem to have ham embedded in their very name.
No..that is bacon
I’m not even on Google+. So there you go.
Have a fabulous day. 🙂
But I recognize your cat image everywhere. It works on blog posts too. When you are pictorally (I made that word up) anonymous it becomes hard to want to visit your site when you comment on others.
It also drives me crazy when people change their pic every other day!
George Ford I think he is talking to you
Even on Blogs/Comic sites I prefer mto see people’s gravatars rater than those auto generated cartoony faces. As you siad your brain makes the connection to a face or familiar image.
So you’re using a tablet which implies being away from home???
Flying internationally perhaps???
With a gun perhaps???
Uh-Oh I gotta get outta here.
Where am I going you may wonder???
I am just shocked your wife hasn’t gotten to you first. Now is your house the green one or the red one?
It’s a kinda creamy beige. The little old lady woith the blue hair lives in the red one & the outlaw biker lives in the green one. When those two get together it’s always a wild party in our street.
Seems odd to join a social site and not put a profile picture on it. Unless you don’t plan on using it much. I know that creating a gmail account will automatically put you on G+ and many “blueheads” probably just wanted the email. The “eggheads” – I’m not on twitter but maybe those are just people who want to follow and not lead.
True but I have people follow me on G+ without a profile pic so it seems they want more than just email.
And if the non-profile folks never post, it’s gotta make you a little nervous! 😉
I feel bad for the ones that do
Haw, haw…SLAM! Take that, lazy Tweeters! Very clever, Bearman!
I’m clever the second tuesday of the month
I admit I am a blue head, is there a support group for that?
and I was guilted into a fix on Google +
The support group is peer pressure
I have a tendency to feel the same way about people who don’t use pics on FB. Back in another life, I was trolled and harassed mercilessly by people who hid themselves via the anon function, so that paranoia has carried over to FB. If you don’t have a pic, don’t expect me to do anything for you, to you or against you. In fact, don’t expect me to acknowledge your existence either.
Most of the people without a profile pic on FB are my family so I forgive them haha
Don’t tell me al those robots follow me aren’t real???
They are real…DUCK!!!
I need to see a profile picture. I can’t be expected to read both your post AND your name! 😛
I’ll forget your name but not your picture
I find it somewhat annoying to comment on sites where the people don’t have their avatar settings turned on, so I get some stupid bug or colored snowflake beside my comment instead of my real avatar. I don’t understand this.
And I really wish you had a “like” button. Sometimes I read something I like, but don’t really have anything to say – so it’s handy to hit Like & move on.
Just comment “Like” and move on. Or follow me on G+ where you can do that.
Smart a– “Just comment Like” What a novel idea!
I do my best
I won’t follow anybody who doesn’t have an image uploaded. It’s so easy to do, I keep thinking it’s a spambot or something similar.
I keep thinking you are a monkeybot
No. Just monkeysnot.
Anyone that is represented by a generic icon on social media is sort of missing the point of social media in the first place!
So very true
Well said, Jerry. You nailed it!
Thank you once again for the education. I had no idea there were names. You do realize you could probably travel and give talks on social media. (maybe you do?)
I travel for work but no one pays me to speak
I ran away from google + faster than I arrived to it. About as useful as t*ts on a bull! Bah! [pfft]
Everyone says you have to be on this social network or this one….for me G+ was finally the one that worked best for me to engage. FB and Twitter not so much as evidence by my KLOUT score
I imagine that they have far more nefarious conversations while they stroke their goatees and .plot the overthrow of decent society.
Society hasn’t been decent for years!!
That sounds about right. Anything is better than nothing for a profile pic. Although, I do admit the default egg is pretty unique for a social media site.
I just changed my the pic on gravatar. I’m interested to see the response, if any.
Wait? Who are you? haha
I ask myself that every day. 😛
You’re right about this idea Bearman
I never add anyone without a picture,
hey I wonder if those eggheads are of
a brainy origin? Nah impossible 🙂 lol
Keep up your awesome style of
cartooning Bearman it’s wicked 🙂