Facebook users take on marriage equality
By now your Facebook timelines are probably awash with small red pictures featuring an equal sign of some sort. And you probably know by now that this is to show support for the same-sex marriage debate currently going on in the Supreme Court.
But according to Facebook’s Data Science Team March 26 saw 120 percent more people change their profile pictures than the previous Tuesday.
Estimated increase in profile changes for each county. Counties with more intense colors can be thought to have greater turnout as a result of the HRC equals campaign. (Photo by Facebook Data Science Team)
The team broke down the county-by-county numbers. for March 26 and found that 2.7 million people in the U.S. changed their profile picture. Most updates came from counties with college towns, but San Francisco and Washington, D.C. were also at the top.