According to a new survey, one out of four women are guilty of putting unflattering photographs of their friends up on social networking sites, The Daily Telegraph reported.
MyMemory.com, a photo gift website, conducted the survey among 1 500 women aged over 18. The findings revealed that two-fifths posted uncomplimentary pictures of their friends in bikinis or without make-up, even when told not to. And one-fifth said they refused to take the photos down after being asked to permanently delete them.
The majority polled said the decision to commit photo sabotage came following a fight. A third said it was out of pure revenge for their friends having done the same to them. Three-quarters of women said they routinely "de-tagged" unbecoming photos of themselves, while two thirds said they would be "angry" with a friend for uploading such pictures.
Although people are able to un-tag themselves from friend's photographs they are not able to delete them. Facebook has reportedly refused to get involved in such disputes, saying that unless photos have infringed the site’s terms and conditions, friends need to sort it out among themselves.
Rebecca Huggler, co-founder of MyMemory.com, said: “The etiquette of tagging friends in photographs on social networking sites is a tricky one to master, and with so many pitfalls, we wanted to look into women’s relationships with the photographs they upload to the sites in question.
"To see that so many women deliberately commit ‘photo sabotage’ and upload unflattering pictures of friends is somewhat surprising, particularly when you consider how many said they’d be mad if the same was done to them.
“Photo sabotage is never kind, but I think we’ve all seen pictures on social networking sites that we know the ‘victim’ won’t be happy with. It’s always a good idea to check with your friends before uploading; they’ll thank you, and it could prevent some serious fallout.”
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Source: The Daily Telegraph