Cartoon pics for Facebook have taken over the Internet all week. Today, cartoon pics for Facebook continue to be all the range, as the phenomenon nears a climax. Over the last several days, users have replaced their profile photos with those of SpongeBob, the Rugrats, the Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake and many more. It is still unclear who should get credit for starting this first, as it broke out pretty slowly. But whoever started it set the decree that cartoon pics for Facebook can be taken off after tomorrow.
There are two more days left for people to find an animated photo, and put it on their Facebook profile. By now, practically everyone on the network has been made aware of this trend, and has either replaced their picture or tried to ignore it.
However, the cartoon pics for Facebook will only be the rage for 48 more hours. According to the guidelines for this trend, the characters have to stay up until Monday. After that, everyone can switch back, since the message will have already been sent by then.
When this idea first came along, it took a while to spread. Yet when an addendum was made to state this would raise awareness of child abuse, many more were on board. Originally, this was to take place in mid-November, but after a while, the deadline changed to Monday, December 6.
It is unclear why December 6 marks the end of the cartoon pics for Facebook campaign. It doesn’t mark any special anniversaries, at least regarding the subject matter. In fact, according to the New York Daily News, this is the only big event about the cause this month.
Few can say conclusively how or why this trend began, so it is equally unclear on why it should end tomorrow. In any case, users who aren’t on board are running out of time to flood the site with childhood memories.
So far, the cartoon pics for Facebook have generated a lot of memories about childhood favorites. Old animated shows, and a few current ones, have gotten a big boost in Internet buzz. Of course, the actual issue of raising awareness on child abuse might have been lost in the shuffle.
For those who still want to make a statement on the issue – or who just haven’t found the right photo yet – the Facebook cartoon pics campaign will still be around for another 36 hours.
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