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WTF, People Are Combating Facebook’s Rainbow Avatars With American Flags

WTF, People Are Combating Facebook’s Rainbow Avatars With American Flags

If your Facebook friend suddenly debuts an especially patriotic avatar this week, it might not be because they’re extra excited about the 4th of July. To combat all that gay in their timelines, some conservatives are calling for true Americans to cover their profile photos with American flags instead.

What Was Your First Avatar?

What Was Your First Avatar?

When I joined Friendster in 2003, I uploaded my first avatar. It was Chuck Close’s undeniably gritty and terrific “Big Self-Portrait” from the 1960s, dangling cigarette and all. When I joined Facebook a year later, I used the same one. Friends I hadn’t seen for ages thought my life had…

Do You Want To Live Forever?

Do You Want To Live Forever?

If you saw James Cameron’s Avatar and thought it looks like a wise and wonderful way of existing in the world, a Russian dreamer named Dmitry Itskov is the man you want to know. His “2045 Initiative” is a modern, multibillion dollar answer to mortality — or so he hopes.