What happens if you put LinkedIn and Tinder pictures next to each other

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 04 November 2015 01:00
Science and Tech

What do you think your chances of professional and romantic success would be if you swapped around your LinkedIn and Tinder profiles?

Belgium-based artist Dries Depoorter told i100.co.uk that he'd wanted to use LinkedIn for a project for a while before the idea to compare LinkedIn pictures with dating ones hit him.

"I was searching for the complete opposite of this social media platform," Depoorter said. "And I found out it was Tinder. There couldn't be a bigger difference."

The very simple premise highlights a revealing contrast between the selves we project to potential colleagues and potential lovers. Depoorter took the profile pictures of people within his networks and put them side by side:

Since all the Tinder and LinkedIn pictures came from real accounts, Depoorter was soon contacted over privacy concerns, and blurred out the faces from the photo series (the last one is Depoorter himself).

I placed two pictures from the internet next to each other and something happened.

  • Dries Depoorter

Ironically enough, the very reason Depoorter came up with the project was because he's interested in privacy: all the profiles are public, and viewable to anyone, but the people featured were uneasy about the context being out of their control.

The artist himself spent a year giving away his current location at all times via his phone's geotagging for another art project, and also let his computer take random snapshots of his computer activity for a month which were automatically uploaded onto social media.

Check out more of his work here.

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