Photo Rankings

For better or worse, the Photo Rankings feature lets you rate the attractiveness or coolness of other people's photos. You or your teen can choose to submit themor not. Ranking is on a scale of 1 to 10.

Adding your image to the rating system will allow other users to view and rate your image. Keep in mind that a person does not need to be your friend to comment.

To submit a photo for ranking:


On your MySpace home page, click Add/Edit Photos.


Select the photo you want to submit, and click the Add to Ranking button directly below it (Figure 4.19).

Figure 4.19. Select the photo you want ranked and click the Add to Ranking button.

To see what people think about your pic, go to your MySpace home page, and click the Ranking Score button.

Your Ranking Score is private and for your eyes only, though as mentioned earlier in this chapter, if you submit a picture, anyone can rank it.

To rank a MySpacer's picture, follow these steps:


Visit the user's profile, and click the Rank User link in the Contacting box.

If the user has submitted a photo for ranking, you'll be taken to a window displaying the photo, as well as a ranking scale.


To vote, simply click the applicable number (Figure 4.20).

Figure 4.20. Submit your photo, and people can rate you on a page like this. Some people aspire to be in MySpace's Top 25 (among 80 million-plus!).

If the MySpace user hasn't submitted a photo for ranking, you'll get a screen telling you this and suggesting that you contact them.

Key Parenting Point

MySpace isn't the first site to include photo ratings. A lot of teenagers go to or, among many other sites to submit their photos and be rated. While some teens might enjoy positive rankings, others could wind up feeling humiliated. Talk with your teen about whether or not you think it's a good idea to submit pictures for ranking and how you feel about their rating other people's pictures.

MySpace Unraveled. A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking from the Directors of BlogSafety. com
MySpace Unraveled: A Parents Guide to Teen Social Networking
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