Thoughts: Fan Signs, Fun Signs, Friend Signs

If you liked or followed our facebook page, you probably noticed that we have been uploading pictures of people holding something with “DMKAEL” written on it. This act is what they call fan signing. Some call it as friend sign or fun sign.

Why people make fan signs? Here is what I think:

  • To give evidence that the photos on the social account you are viewing are real.
  • To gain popularity by granting requests for fan signs.
  • To gain popularity by asking for fan signs.
  • To prevent people to steal photos.
  • To express their feelings.

Most of the fan signs we have uploaded were requested from anonymous people and some of our close friends. I joined some facebook groups who provide fan signs. And I would like to thank the members of these groups who did made a fan sign for us:

My experience with the groups were time consuming since you check every now and then if someone offers a fan sign and if someone gave you a fan sign. When someone offers to make a fan sign, members comment on his post and tell what to write on the fan sign. Some requested like “I love you _____”. Some requested just a name like ours. And I was amazed that a lot were commenting and asking for a fan sign as I see it on my facebook notifications. I also noticed that the ones who were given a fan sign are always the same people even though a lot are requesting. Of course it is a first come first served basis since about 100+ are requesting. Though some try to make a fan sign for everyone who requested. I wonder if these certain people ever sleep and how they manage to check new posts in groups by the minute?

I also made my first and only fan sign for Mhai-Chan Melo. I had a lot of shots since it was my first time. Though as much as I am fond of taking pictures of other people, I find it hard taking my own. I tried offering a fan sign on the facebook groups but it seems nobody is interested with my obvious looks and unpopularity :p

By any chance you are interested to make a fan sign for us, you can like our facebook page and upload your fan sign with “DMKAEL” written. We would gladly reupload and tag your photo to our 2014 album. Thanks for supporting in advance 🙂

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About Cim~

Cim~ has been active to take photos of his friends since College. Years had passed and recently, he just uploaded numerous throwback pictures to all of his friends. Other than that, he is fond of checking new hangouts or restaurants. Friends around usually ask him suggestions where to go or what food is suggested. Advised by his friends, he is now inspired to do a photo blog of places, events and food he experienced.

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