Skip to comments.Facebook, Twitter: Raise the American Flag!
Posted on 09/11/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT by reagancoronadobridge
Last night, I was drafting a message to publish on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, in recognition of Patriot Day and the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, when I found I was missing what I wanted to share most with my family and friends: an image of the American flag.
You see, special text characters and symbols can be inserted into the text fields of popular social media sites. Theyre often used to recognize holidays and events. You can find most of them here http://thenextweb.com/TwitterKeys/keys.php and here http://facebook-symbols.com/all/.
Ive used both Facebook and Twitter for years, and I have never seen a simple American flag symbol that can proudly be inserted into text. Ive done my research and searched hours online for one, but it simply doesnt exist.
Its mind-baffling. We can use special text characters on Facebook and Twitter to express our political beliefs, religion and even the weather, but not our patriotism.
Thats wrong, and it has to change.
Its time that our 21st century style of communication incorporate our oldest symbol of national identity and pride.
Im taking a stand today, on the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and demanding that Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites include the American flag as a new special text character that everyone can proudly wave from around the world, 365 days a year.
Making this change in user policy would be a small but significant gesture in support of free speech and the democratic ideals that our nation was founded upon. As American companies, Facebook and Twitter would also be sharing a unique part of their own heritage with their customers.
As we know, nothing moves in the political or corporate world unless it is pushed. To be successful, we will need to build greater public support, capture the attention of decision-makers and make this dream a reality.
I welcome all Free Republic readers to join me in this effort, and share in waiving a glorious 8-bit black and white flag on their Twitter and Facebook profile images. We will proudly use this flag until everyone has the freedom to insert an American flag into their posts.
Please show your support by "Liking" our official Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wave-the-Digital-US-Flag/273449992672757, and adopting a Twibbon here http://twibbon.com/join/Wave-the-Digital-US-Flag
facebook & twitter blow
I’ve got friends that changed their profile pick to the flag today. Also saw somebody with a decent ascii flag in their status.
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