What in tarnation is this floppy purple bird that's appearing on everyone's Facebook feed? We interviewed the creator of Trash Doves to find out.
You probably noticed them over the weekend. They crept up slowly at first, but now they're everywhere. Those damn purple birds, invading your Facebook feeds and the Facebook feeds of your Facebook friends.
Like the birds in Hitchcock's 1963 cinematic classic The Birds, nobody saw Trash Doves coming, and everyone is asking the same questions: "Where did they come from? What are they doing? What is that floppy purple bird on my Facebook feed?"
The purple birds are called "Trash Doves" and they are part of a Facebook sticker set. The Trash Dove craze began in Thailand on Wednesday night, and quickly spread East to the rest of Asia and Europe before hitting American Facebook hard on Saturday and Sunday.
The tireless meme reporters at Popdust are working OT to bring you the answers to these questions. Fear not, because we managed to track down the creator of Trash Doves, a visual development artist and Adobe Creative Resident named Syd Weiler, who spoke to us briefly about her amazing creations.
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