Poor Use of Stock Photography

The other day i was working on a client’s website when I ran into an issue and needed to contact the hosting company for some assistance. I’ve been really pleased with Site5 Web Hosting and I like having the ability to jump on chat for support rather than calling in and having to wait on hold.

Upon entering the chat I was greeted by my support specialist, to help keep him from getting in trouble, let’s call him John Doe. I looked at his picture and immediately knew I’d seen that face on istockphoto a hundred times before.

Site5 Stock Photography

After a few minutes of searching I was able to find the stock photo. Proof!

Site5, don’t use stock photography for your support specialist’s profile picture. Even though they are helpful, it makes them seem like the aren’t real people. I wonder who John Doe really is…