I’ve noticed that icons really say a lot about a person. Most people who know me online have noticed I tend not to use my image in any of my icons. I’m not sure if this is because I am self conscious, or merely cautious in putting too much personal info out into the digital world. I do notice that I like matching a face to an entity, however, and am considering changing mine to something more recognizable … as in my face (or some aspect thereof). For example, I was thrilled to see Cole Camplese change his twitter icon from “Blogs at Penn State” to the following fresh face icon:
Now, I’ve never worked with Cole, but I read his blogs and follow his tweets (that’s not considered stalking, right???). This icon TOTALLY altered my perception of him, and gave me insight to a humorous side of him that I’ve never really experienced. I like humor. It makes me laugh, and I actually told him so.
This week, Cole was back online and darned if he hadn’t changed his icon AGAIN:
learning a lot about a guy that I don’t know (aside from the fact that
he’s been sick, he blogs a TON, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera).
Missing the mischievous lighthearted approach, I commented:
Imagine my surprise–and delight–when another Twitterite took up the call:
Ha! Renegade, indeed!
And finally, at the outcry of the Twitter Nation, we find a man who has rediscovered his playful side, if only for a moment.
Mwahahaha, I feel SO EMPOWERED!