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Gingersnap
01-09-2010, 01:02 PM
Bra Color Status on Facebook Goes Viral
Women Post Bra Colors, Sizes and Saucy Comments to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
Jan. 8, 2010

"Black My Regular," was Anna Davison Smith's post yesterday on Facebook.

"Handbags, no?" commented her brother-in-law Ian Davison. "Put me out of my misery."

Olive White was at first baffled by all the colors being cited on Facebook by her women friends. "But I've got it now, good job."

A lot of Facebook users didn't get it. In the last 24 hours, women have randomly been posting the color of their bras on their status updates, bewildering their friends and titillating the men in their lives -- all to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

At noon today, "color status on Facebook" was number 11 on Google Trends and was making fast gains on Twitter.

No one seems to know its origin. Detroit Free Press is taking credit for its city in starting the phenomenon. BellyBeyond blog also suggests the Motor City.

White, a 43-year-old nanny who lives in New York City, is convinced the Facebook phenomenon started in Britain then quickly went viral in the United States.

"I saw my Irish and English friends post colors in the past few days and now the Yanks are at it," said White, who was born in Ireland.

"It's pretty funny that mostly black is coming up. Because of all the ice going on over in Ireland, I was thinking about the roads," she told ABCNews.com referring to dangers of black ice. "Then when someone from Scotland wrote, 'pink,' I thought it was pink eye. Finally I asked what was with all the colors."

"I hope some sizes come up next," commented one of her male friends.

This is why I normally don't read the news on weekends. :cool:

ABC (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/color-status-facebook-raises-curiosity-money-viral-internet/story?id=9513986)

RobJohnson
01-09-2010, 02:47 PM
I have this message as my Facebook status:

URGENT! FACEBOOK VIRUS ALERT. An email recently went out to women asking them to post the color of their bra. THIS IS A VIRUS. To fix it, you must remove your bra, then go to Settings>Enable Webcam>Record Movie. Please repost to your status to let everyone know

Bubba Dawg
01-09-2010, 02:47 PM
I've don't go on facebook.

So, the bra color thing, is it just text or are there pictures? :)

lurkalot
01-09-2010, 03:00 PM
*grabs Bubbadawg by ear and drags him off of Facebook*

Bubba Dawg
01-09-2010, 03:04 PM
*grabs Bubbadawg by ear and drags him off of Facebook*

Hey....hey....there were pictures ....of girls......don't tell Miz Bubba!!!!!!!!:eek::eek:

djones520
01-09-2010, 03:07 PM
I have this message as my Facebook status:

URGENT! FACEBOOK VIRUS ALERT. An email recently went out to women asking them to post the color of their bra. THIS IS A VIRUS. To fix it, you must remove your bra, then go to Settings>Enable Webcam>Record Movie. Please repost to your status to let everyone know

Let me know if this works. I just might sign up for Facebook then. :D

Gingersnap
01-09-2010, 04:26 PM
I have this message as my Facebook status:

URGENT! FACEBOOK VIRUS ALERT. An email recently went out to women asking them to post the color of their bra. THIS IS A VIRUS. To fix it, you must remove your bra, then go to Settings>Enable Webcam>Record Movie. Please repost to your status to let everyone know

Funniest post all day. :p