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The Facetune and the Eternal Search for Perfection

It is absolutely undeniable that today, more than ever, we are bombarded with images of extreme perfection. Perfection suggests the absence of defects, implying the humanly impossible condition to reach a level of utopian excellence. The point is that in this field everything is a matter of perspective – and perfection has several.

Apps to make people look better in photography are commonly used when it comes to social networking. This appreciation of the beautiful (and false…?) mirrors precisely the influence that this age of appearances has on each of us. This is exactly where Facetune (application of the moment that theoretically makes selfies prettier by perfecting them and eliminating “defects”) takes on the leading role. Is he the “perfect selfie editor”? Or the creator of the exemplary lie?

How much does our virtual image reflect who people truly are? Yes, we may simply want to eliminate a bubble. But is it honest to cross the line between eliminating something that is not part of us and completely changing what corresponds to our self?

I still don’t use Facetune and would never use it to completely change my image because for me perfection exists only in authenticity, in the opportunity to be ourselves. And how liberating it is to be us.

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    Do you use Facetune?

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    Do you agree that most people virtual image do not reflect who they truly are?

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  1. I took my first selfie several years ago, more than 10 years ago I think. 😄
    I tried these apps but I have enough experience to not need them. I mean, you can look “better” with the right pose and light, you don’t really need filters.
    Unfortunately, too many books are judged by their cover. I wish the world could focus more on the content than the image, but I guess things are the way they are now because of the low attention span. The easiest/shortest the content is, the more attention it gets, though it might be worthless at best, and totally fake at worst.
    The need for perfection is also part of the approval/peer pressure that many struggle with. We end up having pictures from different people that look alike, it seems like uniqueness gets sacrificed because of the fear of not being accepted by “society”.

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