"FACES OF FACEBOOK" is a project that seeks to explore social interaction and the perception of identity through the medium of the Internet, and specifically the social networking website of facebook. Facebook was chosen over other similar networking websites because of the more standardized format of its profile, group, and event profiles. The result of this standardization makes it more difficult for users to truly express who they feel themselves to be, or conversely to create an identity that is outside of the model of the facebook profile. This presented even more of a reason that we would want to create a group that would allow people to begin to comment on their real and represented identities.
The "FACES OF FACEBOOK" group asked invited members to post one image that they felt truly represented their identity or some aspect of their personality, and then to invite their friends to join, post, and comment on the images. The network was not restricted, so that anyone who wished could join the group and therefore expand the social network being impacted. Through posting and commenting on images of their friends, acquaintances, and even strangers, members of "FACES OF FACEBOOK" could begin to understand how they see themselves, how others see them, and how those identities related through the making of profiles on facebook.