Does your Facebook profile photo annoy the Japanese? 20 ways it might.


goo Ranking conducted this survey into Facebook, etc, profile photos that annoy people.


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 21st of August 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

I could add my profile images inline here, but just to get you to visit my own personal pages (not featuring any of the annoyances below!) and perhaps pick up a few extra followers, here is me drinking tea on Facebook, (I should update that one!) and me with cardboard cutout cuddly toys on Google+.

My personal annoyance is duck face, closely followed by sparrow face.

Ranking result

Q: What profile photos in social networking services like facebook annoy you? (Sample size=500)

Rank Percentage
1A photo of their proud smug mug12.9%
2A photo with their girlfriend/boyfriend12.6%
3A photo with part of their face obscured8.7%
4A photo of their child7.6%
5A photo of a famous person6.3%
6A photo of them dressed for their wedding6.1%
7A photo of their face touched up in Photoshop, etc5.9%
8=A frequently-changing profile image5.4%
8=A photo of a downcast look5.4%
10A photo of them as a child3.7%
11=A parent and child photo2.9%
11=A distant shot of them where you can barely make them out2.9%
13=A pet photo2.7%
13=A photo post-processed with an illustration effect2.7%
15A photo from their graduation album2.5%
16An avatar2.1%
17Just the default icon1.9%
18A photo of their car1.9%
19A sketch portrait1.6%
20A photo of a plant1.5%
Read more on: ,,,,

Leave a Comment


1 Trackback \ Ping »

  1. October 9, 2015 @ 04:22

    […] survey, done by iBRIDGE’s Research Plus translated by Whatjapanthinks, had a sample size of 500 people. The participants were equally divided 50:50 male to female, […]