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Facebook Cartoon Profile Pic News - The new Facebook trend includes changing your profile image to a cartoon character. Some call it a scam, but others say it is a new Internet phenomenon.

The latest trend in Facebook culture is changing your profile pic to help fight child abuse. Have you noticed friends and family suddenly changing profile pictures to cartoon characters? The Facebook trend started as a game, but it has soon morphed into a phenomenon that continues to proliferate across the Internet. The trend was a small game in Greek that started in mid-November, but it was only until December 5, 2010 that has now made it a part of Facebook culture. Even “60 Minutes” interview with Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, December 05, 2010 included comments on the new Facebook trend.

Does Changing Your Facebook Image to a Cartoon Profile Really Fight Child Abuse?
Some users have questioned if this new cartoon profile pic trend is a scam. It is not a scam, but it was originally set as a game and it has proliferated on the Internet. The question is how does this new trend fight child abuse? Some users report dozens of friends changing their profile image to an old-school cartoon such as Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Smurfs, and other nostalgic characters from the 80s and 90s cartoons.

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