If you’ve read the recent post about suggested naming conventions for my future nieces and nephews, which doubles as an homage to the space race, you may recall that I’m in something of a battle of wills with my FBIL. This has been a fairly one-sided affair, but not because I’m so persuasive. I just don’t think he actually cares. He certainly hasn’t seen You, Me, & Dupree enough times to think my (not really kidding) demands that he change his last name following this summer’s nuptials are in earnest. This is to his detriment.
For a few weeks now, Mashable has been sharing some very cool profile picture hacks enabled by the new Facebook layout. Last week, Facebook announced that everyone was getting rolled over, 401K-style, into the new settings. Schweppes recently created an app that does almost all of the photo-hack work for you:
- “like” Schweppes on Facebook
- upload a picture for your profile
- drag and resize it to achieve the desired effect
- tag yourself in the pictures it produces (it even creates its own album) in the appropriate order
It’s fast, free, and fun. I used a picture of the Arizona desert I took with a friend back in June.
A few minutes after augmenting my profile thusly, I realized that, should I tag someone else, say, FBil, instead of myself in the Schweppes-edited photo album, my puzzle-piece picture would become the visual focal point of his Facebook profile. Because there’s no way of stopping friends from tagging you in Facebook pictures, I think the only way of totally controlling those five images (they change whenever someone tags you) is to change your settings so that no one can see pictures of you tagged by friends until you approve them. Which is a total drag. So, of course, I did this:
Then I spruced up my sister’s profile and made my Met-loving cousin a rather proud Phillies fan. Thanks, Zuck!