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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Changing the World by Changing your Facebook Profile Picture

"Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car." - Evan Davis

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Facebook Cartoon Profile Picture Week | Know Your Meme

"The entry point of original status update remains unconfirmed, it may have originated as a public message to Facebook users in Greece and Cyprus

From the 16th to the 20th of November, we shall change our profile pictures to our favourite cartoon characters. The purpose of this game is to remove all photos of human for a few days from Facebook.

... Beginning on December 3rd, the trend has morphed int an anti-child abuse campaign, as reported by ABC News, Gawker and other blog / media outlets:

In support of anti-child violence, change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. Until Monday Dec. 6, there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. Join the fight against CHILD ABUSE. Invite your friends to do the same.

After morphing into an anti-child abuse meme, people began trolling with:

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All that's missing: a note that Bill Gates will donate $1 to the NSPCC for every person who changes his Facebook profile picture like so.


I like this news story:

Facebook Cartoon Character Campaign Brings Child Abuse to an End.



"Palo Alto (CNN): Authorities around the globe were stunned early Saturday morning by a sudden and inexplicable absence of child abuse anywhere in the world. 'They all just quit beating up their kids,' said social worker Diane Stringer, 'Even the really mean ones and the hardcore meth addicts.'

The phenomena was quickly traced to a campaign on internet site Facebook. For the past few days, users have been changing their profile images to pictures of cartoon characters in an effort to stop child abuse.

Clearly, this effort has been completely successful. It is unsure if the effects will continue after the cartoon characters are removed."


Other comments:

"MY friends are still doing it even though its December, and chances are: their not getting laid."

"It does do something: It teaches people that they can do nothing but change their profile picture and others will do the real work for them."

"Most of my facebook friends that change their profile pic to "help raise awareness" are vapid show off whores who just want to go along with it. I can assure you that not a single one of those friends has donated to any cause in their lives, and that's why this whole thing annoys the hell out of me. Maybe that's just my stupid vapid whorish friends"
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