As we were building the website and talking to experienced experts (instead of the inexperienced ones), we heard some amusing strategies about what it takes to get people to upload a photo:
Strategy 1: Offer up lame substitutes so that people would do anything to avoid having their name associated with that cartoon.
Strategy 2: Tell them that other people are statistically way less likely to engage with them without a photo –true.
Strategy 3: Remind incessantly. We could to do that.
Strategy 4: Embarrassment. If you don’t have a photo, your profile gives your sex and age. We are actually doing that, really.
Put in a photo! GoLoco looks so much friendlier when populated by diverse real faces rather than green and white oLos.
I’ve been trying to see if there is a pattern to those who upload photos. More photos from university communities than geographical ones? More from men than women? Age specific? Hard to tell without a real analysis which is certainly not worth the time.