#WhosFirst – the Facebook Icon Experiment

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This will be a very outline-esque post because I have three other writing deadlines in the next week, but I just can’t resist getting some of this out there for all the other curious cats. Please – if you’re interested in doing something with this story, let me know; I will happily share the data/survey with you. I don’t have the time to write this up, but it clearly deserves to be out there as the “hurray” story continues to circulate. 

Intro: How We Changed the Facebook Icons was getting a lot of play

@JenProf wondered aloud if it was gendered – i.e. was the woman in front only for women?
Methods: We asked a few people….lo, it was at least not universally a woman in front.
We chattered and wondered and put together a short survey (afternoon of 7/8)
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Results: We now have 45 or so responses with the following data: We now have 87 responses as of 8:30 p.m. MST 7/12 and a full 33% of people responding see the man first. This does look like it is gender and device dependent.
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Conclusion: that’s for later

One Reply to “#WhosFirst – the Facebook Icon Experiment”

  1. To me both images appear side by side, but if I stare at it longer the female icon comes fwd a bit.

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