Sharing Your FirstPprofile Photo Is Facebook’s Embarrassing | New Trend

An example, 2014 had the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

What will be the trendy in 2015?

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2015 has: Posting your first Facebook photo(s).

The latest viral trend makes every day #TBT. It requires folks to post their first Facebook profile photos, and then nominate others to do the same. Unlike the Ice Bucket Challenge, however, the trend isn’t making the rounds in the name of charity.

Instead, the trend is seemingly just a way to publicly embarrass both yourself and the friends of your choosing. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone, and it looks something like this:

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On Feb. 4 of this year, Facebook will turn 11 years old, meaning early adopters who get in on the trend will have to contend with potentially shameful photos dating back as far as 2004, a notably bad year for style.

Facebook has not yet responded to Mashable’s request for more information on the birth of this trend.

Though the trend is simply a fun procrastination tool for most, some have managed to put it to charitable use. Mental Health Ireland, a health advocacy organization, successfully turned the trend into an appeal for donations after encouraging followers to give after sharing old photos, and to nominate others to do the same.

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