It almost seems like the faster the years go, the faster the Internet churns out viral trends. We were just on the egg last week, and here we are with the rise of the #10YearChallenge. Almost makes ice bucket seem like yesterday. However, there isn’t much of a good cause behind the challenge this time. In fact, one highly discussed tweet by tech author Kate O’Neill, which later grew into a Wired article, discussed a possible hidden agenda—data mining for Facebook’s facial recognition technology.
Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture aging meme going around on Facebook and Instagram— Kate O'Neill (@kateo) January 12, 2019
Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition
Of course, Facebook has responded, a bit ironically, on the fun people were having on its site, via a tweet.
The 10 year challenge is a user-generated meme that started on its own, without our involvement. It’s evidence of the fun people have on Facebook, and that’s it.— Facebook (@facebook) January 16, 2019
The challenge has also sparked several thought-provoking articles of the 10-year challenge of things that actually matter like worldwide poverty (this one’s positive) and climate change (this one’s not so positive). But you don’t care about all that, do you? You’re just here for the celebrities who didn’t conform to the vain excuse of a glo-up or anti-aging boast (going so far as to volunteer a 20-year challenge). Well, so did we.
Here, the DJ references actor James Van Der Beek, who played him on What Would Diplo Do?.
The diva herself
I don't get this 10 year challenge, time is not something I acknowledge. 🤷♀️ *Picture taken at some point prior to today pic.twitter.com/f5XUye3Hot— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 16, 2019
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Wow. It’s been ten years. I look at myself back then and I can’t even believe it: no discipline, that hair, even the necklace. Haha. I don’t know what I was thinking. The right supplements, listening to Super Soul Sunday Podcast and following David Goggins has really thrown me onto the right path. My head’s just in a different place now. I really like about half of the people I meet. About 50%. Yeah, about half. #10yearchallenge #growthmindset #bigpicture
And of course, Deadpool
From: Esquire SG