Every time I see people changing their profile picture according to the most recent tragic event my mind goes immediately wondering about the point when they will switch back. I understand that adopting a specific logo or colour is an impulsive choice motivated by consternation and solidarity but what motivates a change back to normal? When do people decide it’s time to go back to the old profile pic?
I wasn’t aware of this function but I it fittingly closes the circle of the mass solidarity on Facebook. Now I will be asking myself how long have the people with the profile photo du jour chosen to care about that.