Doppelganger Week

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Doppelgänger Week occurs during the first week of February, starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday. It is an internet meme in which users of social networking websites change their profile picture to that of celebrities, athletes, historical figures, or friends with whom they share a physical resemblance. The meme started in 2010.[1]

Although it was reportedly started by Bob Patel,[2] who was constantly told by workmates that he looks like Tom Selleck, the earliest record of Doppelgänger Week can be found on Facebook's Doppelgänger Week Page.[3] This is most likely coincidence or misrepresentation, as the founder of the Facebook page promoting the meme remains anonymous. Because of this, the Facebook page has not been authenticated by Facebook and all future postings on the page are restricted.

Past and Future Dates[edit]

2010: January 31 - February 6
2011: January 30 - February 5
2012: January 29 - February 4
2013: February 3 - February 9
2014: February 2 - February 8
2015: February 1 - February 7
2016: January 31 - February 6
2017: January 29 - February 4
2018: February 4 - February 10
2019: February 3 - February 9
2020: February 2 - February 8
2021: January 31 - February 6
2022: January 30 - February 5
2023: January 29 - February 4
2024: February 4 - February 10
2025: February 2 - February 8
2026: February 1 - February 7
2027: January 31 - February 6
2028: January 30 - February 5
2029: February 4 - February 10
2030: February 3 - February 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Dan (2010-02-05). "Facebook's Doppelgänger Week Is Viral Groupthink". Time. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Grossman, Alex (2010-01-28). "Interview With Bob Patel, Creator of "Doppelgänger Week" on Facebook". Huffington Post. 
  3. ^ "Doppelganger Week". Facebook. Retrieved 17 April 2015.