How We Changed the Facebook Friends Icon
Caitlin Winner
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Great article! I always found the subtle (and likely un-intended) patriachy in Facebook’s icons a little unsettling.

Please don’t take the following poorly (and trolls: don’t, just don’t), but as I got to the end of your article I noticed that none of your/Facebook’s icons are representitive of me. They’re all very European/Asian.

As a developer who works with many talented designers, I know it’d be impractical to represent every ‘silohette’, randomizing would make for a poor UX and hairless one’s would remove personality.

It just got me thinking, y’know?

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