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Facebook Feeling Nostalgic, Cartoon Characters From the 80s and 90s
If you’ve signed on to Facebook in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that cartoon characters from the 80s and 90s have taken over. But why the sudden change in profile photos?
The movement is to support a good cause. People are posting on walls, sending messages and writing notes – telling people to swap out their profile picture with one of cartoon characters from the 80s and 90s. All of this is to support a campaign against violence on Children. Here are some of the Facebook messages that are currently being sent:
“Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday (Dec. 6) there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is for the prevention of violence against children.”
“Change your FB profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The goal? To not see a human face on FB until Monday, December 6. Join the fight against child abuse, copy and paste to your status and invite your friends.”
“Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same until Monday December 6, 2010, there should be no human faces on Facebook. This is a campaign Against Violence on Children.”
Here are some of the cartoon characters from the 80s that are showing up now: