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Are You Participating in the Facebook Face Double Week?

Do You Participate In Facebook "Theme" Weeks?

According to a few friends in my Facebook feed, this week was "celebrity doppelganger" week on Facebook, celebrated by changing your profile photo to a photo of the celebrity you most closely resemble. Similarly, users celebrated "retro week" a few weeks ago by changing profile photos to a photo of them as a kid. The viral power of Facebook is pretty intense, and has led the New York Times to declare Facebook status messages are the new chain emails, citing status messages that promise to donate $1 for earthquake relief to Haiti or threatening to delete your account unless you post a certain status message.

I notice less copy-and-paste status messages among my network, but I do have many friends participating in one of the themed weeks, and had a ton post the color of their bra several weeks ago to raise awareness for breast cancer. What about you?

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Allyace Allyace 7 years
Suziryder -- Completely agree about the "if you love this person you will post this in your profile." It is like the early days of IM all over again. And at least then I was a young teenager. People in their mid-20s should not be copying/pasting chain letter like updates.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Ugh I'm so sick of the "I love this person or cause (mother, sister, boyfriend, whoever, or mentally challenged kids or something) so I have a cheesy lovesick status message to prove what a good person I am, WILL YOU PUT THIS AS YOUR STATUS FOR JUST ONE HOUR?!" Give me a break. I was kind of disappointed that I couldn't participate in the doppelganger thing though, since I just don't look like anyone famous. But then I realized that it's better to be totally unique, not a less-beautiful version of some gorgeous actress. (Imagine how lame they'll feel taking down the super pretty profile picture of someone famous and replacing it with a boring old photo of themselves!) I do think it's interesting though to see how many of my friends really do look like someone famous and I've never realized it before! Some of them are pretty spot on, and that's amusing.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
Totally agree! Between EVERY week being some week--i.e. throw back week, retro week, to those annoying status messages "If you love your mother/sister/husband" etc. I am ready to deactivate FB (I did for a couple months and may again!). The bra color thing almost sent me over the edge because 1. breast cancer needs no more awareness, there is an entire MONTH devoted to this 2. if it was legit it would have been sponsored by a Susan G. fan page or the like, so those dumb status updates were most likely started by some young kid who wanted to know the colors of peoples bras! UGHHH! It annoyed me so much!
lovekailua lovekailua 7 years
"I'm also tired of the "blah blah blah blah only 45% will post this - WILL YOU?!?!" " Oh my goodness I agree!!!
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
I didn't even know they existed
shopsalot1965 shopsalot1965 7 years
I have participated in the themes for facebook. It is fun and gives you a chance to see what all of your friends will come up with. Lets just say its "entertainment".
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Annoying. I'm also tired of the "blah blah blah blah only 45% will post this - WILL YOU?!?!"
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I never have so far, but this week is Doppelgaenger week, and I knew just the actress who looks just like me! I don't think awareness does anything for anyone, much less having pokemon pictures as your status, so I'd say mostly I don't pay attention.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Its so annoying that I fear it will kill Facebook... it'll end up like myspace.. trashy, underaged, and annoying.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 7 years
All of my friends who did it must have a skewed perception of their looks because they are tripping with their dopplegangers.
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