Doppelganger week on Facebook

This week is doppelganger week on Facebook. What the hell is that?

“Doppelganger week! During Doppelganger week change your facebook profile picture to some famous celebrity such as a famous musician, actor, or athlete that you have been told that you look like…. and repost this message.”

Doppelganger week is a Facebook meme where users update their profile photo to be a celebrity that they’ve been told they look like, or a celebrity that they think they look like. Cute game eh? Jared Newman at PC World doesn’t think so, calling it narcissism exposed.

To me, it seems like a harmless game. I like the concept better than the multitude of annoying quizzes and chain status updates/notes (post this or you die) that rear their ugly head on Facebook.

I’ve been told that I look like Michael C. Hall (of Dexter fame), Adrian Grenier (of Entourage fame) and a few others. I decided to go with Adrian Grenier since I’ve heard that one the most often.


A Facebook fan page for Doppelganger week has even popped up onto the scene. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as there’s a fan page for just about everything else in the world.

What do you think of doppelganger week?

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