Friday, December 3, 2010

Facebook Trend: Campaign Against Violence on Children

"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 an invasion of memories! This is for a campaign against violence on children."

I believe you stumble upon reading the above message on everybody's wall in your Facebook. At first, It didn't got my attention to go with this kind of crap. In about an hour I went back to check my Facebook wall and to my surprise my friends and friends of friends also did join the craze. (see screenshot below)

"Mga Uto-uto" (CLICK FOR FULL VIEW)
Wow I said, this is trending, most of my friends really did changed their profile pic. As I could remember there is an AIDS Awareness every month of November to December and also a Human Rights Day for this month (see Bloggers Unite for more events) but I am not aware there is campaign against violence on children last year. I got curious about this trend in Facebook so I've decided to went on a search, track the original instigator, and find it.

After a thorough search, I found this blog -> [LINK: http://www.dumbblog.com/2010/11/19/facebook-change-your-profile-picture-to-your-favorite-cartoon-character/]

^ As you can see (if you've read the link) It's not about a campaign against violence against children. I think, in a theory, someone was influenced to do something recreational and purposeful from that post in the above link and republished the content into new campaign such this "Violence Against Children" trend. Imagine the bandwagon effect it cause for Facebook users. It feels good that it turns into a worthy cause. I feel a kind of inspiration to the original one who did this trend because he or she have moved people to wake their unconscious mind that there was a real violence or child abuse in our society. (see also domestic violence)

In the end, I feel a little envy so I've also joined the trend. Here mine:

"Screenshot from the classic Mobile Suit Gundam 0079" (CLICK FOR FULL VIEW)
[LINK TO MY FACEBOOK]

I failed to tracked the root of the one who propagated the "Violence Against Children" trend because of so crowded search results. Whoever he or she, I got fun, my thanks to you.

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