posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 02:29 AM
In my opinion, the profile photo should be of the person whose profile it is. If it's two or more people, the profile owner should be one of them.
You can post all the photos of your kids, grandkids, dogs, cats, butterflies, flowers, etc. on your timeline, or devote entire albums to them. You can
post 3 dozen pictures of them every day. You can use the cover photo to adorn the top of the page with a collage of all the adorable kids, pets and
pretty things in your life. But the profile pic should be of the person who owns the page. That is it's purpose.
I do think it's kind of nice when everyone posts a photo of their parents on Mother's or Father's day. I still don't think it needs to be in the
profile photo slot, but it's become a common occurrence, and it's a nice tribute, for the day, or the weekend. But after that, I'm done looking at
If I am trying to have a meaningful conversation with someone who has the face of a green bean smeared infant, it's really hard to take that person
seriously. Especially when it lists your current job title below the photo. If it's a picture of a unicorn, sure it might be pretty and magical, but
it's impersonal. So right or wrong, I prefer to be looking at the face of the person who is posting.
As for the OPs concern, consider this - if you have that child or grandchild tagged, that picture will come up in a Google search, unless you have it
set not to. Is this photo something they will be ok with Google presenting to future employers?? Or High School classmates?
On a similar note, I have often wondered what my parents, now both deceased, would think of me sharing their pictures with hundreds of people they
didn't know. This was certainly not the norm in their day. And with that thought in mind, when I do post tributes to them on Mother's and Father's
Day, I always choose a very youthful and flattering shot, for them. But I don't do it on my profile photo.