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The ‘Toons Take Over Facebook

Yogi Bear, The Smurfs and other cartoon characters, FB'ers are changing their profile pictures to bring awareness against violence to children.
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The 'Toons Take Over Facebook

Yogi Bear & Boo Boo (AP)

PALO ALTO (CBS) - Popular characters from the animated world are invading Facebook. Like the last celebrity doppelganger craze, members of the massive social networking site are replacing their profile pictures with images from their favorite childhood cartoons.

PICTURES: Favorite Cartoons

Change your profile picture to your favorite cartoon from when you were a kid,” it says on the note that is being passed around between friends. “The goal of this game is not to see a human picture on Facebook, but an invasion of childhood memories until Monday. PLAY AND PASS ALONG!

Based on trending Google searches on Friday, the new practice is picking up ground. Popular search terms include “cartoon characters from the 80s,” “Rainbow Bright,” “Smurfs,” “Ren and Stimpy,” “Rugrats, ” and “Doug.”

According to the note, the new Facebook meme has a charitable purpose.

“From now until December 7, change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood. The objective of this is not to see any human faces on Facebook but an invasion of memories for the fight against Violence to Children. Remember we were kids too.”

Tell us below, will you take part?

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