Communication on the Internet has become an integral part of the life of adolescents and young people. Even younger schoolchildren have their own pages on social networks, let alone their older comrades. Currently, a new slang associated with the World Wide Web is being formed. One of the buzzwords that is clear to a certain circle of Internet users is the word "signal".
Why are signals needed
Signa is a Russian-language transcription from the word sign, which translates as “sign, signature, symbol”. In fact, this is a name or nickname written on a body or a piece of paper, which confirms the identity of the owner of the page, or the reality of his relationship with the one whose identification marks are depicted. Very often, organizers of contests on Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki require such signs in order to obtain proof of the creation of a work participating in the competition specifically for this competition.
Ordinary users of social networks most often ask to make a signal to increase their own status in the eyes of visitors to his page: a guy asks a girl to take a picture with his name written on an appetizing part of the beauty's body; the child wants to see his name on a piece of paper that his favorite doll is holding; the community is waiting for confirmation of commitment from its members, and so on.
Fraudsters take advantage of the gullibility of inexperienced users and do not fulfill their promises after receiving payment.
For some especially enterprising people, the creation of signals has become a kind of business: for a simple picture, they charge a fee in the form of virtual currency: in VK these are voices, in Odnoklassniki - OK, in My World - mails, some accept e-currency, someone asks to top up the phone account.
How to make a signal
It would seem that it is enough to write on the body: "Dima, I love you!", And everyone is happy. However, if you were asked to confirm your identity in such a peculiar way, or if they want to receive a sign of attention from you in the form of an inscription, do not rush to upload the finished photo to the network.
Signs of a good signal: high-quality, clear photograph, legible handwriting, good angle. And at the same time, it does not matter at all whether you are going to make money from this, or just want to make a pleasant surprise for the person.
First, you must understand that any image that proves your identity may not be used for the most noble purposes. For example, it can be placed on a fake page created for fraudulent purposes, shown to your loved one, whose eyes this photo was not intended, and so on. Secondly, if your photo is sexy, it can compromise you. Therefore, if you decide to do this, do not take off your face and do not expose too frankly.