Why Facebook changed its friend icon so the woman comes first

//Why Facebook changed its friend icon so the woman comes first

Why Facebook changed its friend icon so the woman comes first

Published on the BBC, June 9, 2015.   The female figure in Facebook’s friends icon used to be at the back, but now she’s been moved front and centre and we’ve found out why. Facebook designer Caitlyn Winner says she noticed the male icons were symmetrical (except for the hair) but the woman “had a little chip in her shoulder”. The “chip” was the point where the male would go when placed in front of the woman in group icons. This upset Caitlyn. “The woman was quite literally in the shadow of the man.” “I shared my complaint with a designer friend and she helpfully pointed me to the poster… which proclaimed: “Nothing at Facebook is someone else’s problem.'”   To read the full article, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33441900/why-facebook-changed-its-friend-icon-so-the-woman-comes-first
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