Did You Change Your Profile Pic To Support Same Sex Marriage?

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There’s an interesting analysis of who changed their Facebook profile picture this week to the red equal sign version of the Human Rights Campaign logo to show their support for same sex marriage in the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The data has been mapped, and the the deeper the red, the more people changed their picture. And Facebook said more people around the age of 30 changed their profile.

From a geographic standpoint, just to our north, Hampden and Franklin Counties in Massachusetts are the closest with the deepest red and Hampshire County looks slightly less red than most of Connecticut.

Did you change your profile picture? Are you bothered that Facebook tracks this?

Map: Facebook.com


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3 thoughts on “Did You Change Your Profile Pic To Support Same Sex Marriage?

  1. Paul

    I am totally cool with FB tracking this; I changed my picture to make a point. If they can show public sentiment, that makes my action worthwhile.

  2. linda

    I wholeheartedly support same sex marriage. But I didn’t change my profile pic because I have changed it several times in the past few weeks 1. To show support for two other social causes, 2. To show support for a friend whose child died, 3. As a reminder that today is Good Friday. And this question made me realize, my face has not been on my profile pic for more than a month. And that made me wonder, is there the danger of losing sight of who we are in our effort to support everyone else? Metaphorically speaking, do we sometimes need to put on our own oxygen masks before assisting others?

  3. bessy

    I support gay marriage for all. I am gay and married. Very happy to see so many people changed their pictures to support us

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