I find it so interesting how statuses/etc. can evolve on Facebook. One of my friends passed this cute little status on back on November 19, 2010:
Change your profile picture to your favorite cartoon character from when you were a kid. The goal of this game is to not see a human picture on Facebook but an invasion of childhood memories until Monday. PLAY AND PASS ALONG!
Then yesterday, December 2, 2010, this one went around, making what was a fun little request suddenly serious:
Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The goal? To not see a human face on facebook until Monday, December 6th. Join the fight against child abuse and copy and paste to your status to invite your friends to do the same.
This morning, December 3, 2010, I see this:
Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until monday, there should be no human faces on facebook, but a stash of memories. This is for eliminating violence against children. Support the walk against child abuse.--A child should be protected not because he deserves it but because he is loved.
EDIT: This afternoon, I saw two more variations!
Change your facebook profile photo to a cartoon from YOUR childhood & invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, there should be no human faces on FB, but an invasion of memories. This is to raise awareness for violence against children.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it. Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood.The goal? To not see a human face on FB till Monday, December 6th. Join the fight against child abuse, copy & paste to your status to invite your friends to do the same.
Anyone have any more? Given that some versions remove all references to a specific date (aside from "Monday") it is fairly likely that type of post will last well past Sunday, making next week a defacto "post cartoon profile pictures to end child abuse" week too....
I won't say much else on the matter, but I find the evolution interesting. From a Christian standpoint, I kind of wonder why none of these statuses ever say to pray to help end something negative (let alone donate money to a cause!). I don't think changing your profile picture will keep people from abusing children...but prayer might. So no, even though I like cartoons more than the next person, I'm not changing my avatar...but I did just say a prayer.