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July 5, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Facebook Pride - Activism or Cause for Concern?

July 5, 2015 17:28 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

Over the last several weeks, there has been a remarkable swell of celebration following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow gay marriage in America, and in fact all over the world. While this has been visible on television and in the newspapers, nowhere has the depth of the movement in support of gay marriage been more visible than on social media. Anyone who has logged into their Facebook account has seen the overlay of rainbows on the profile pictures of people everywhere. What is surprising is that the rainbow overlay isn't some independent promotion from an outside source, but rather it's a function that was created by Facebook itself, from right at the headquarters of the social media giant. [More]