Two Historic Days on Facebook - 2010

On May 13, 2010 and May 14, 2010 Facebook experienced a bug in their backend image compression/conversion which allowed animated GIF images under a certain pixel ratio and byte size to be freely uploaded as a user's profile picture - bypassing compression and conversion. I am interested in these images as they represent a finite point of defiance against Facebook's "no animated GIF" policy.

Instructions for how to exploit the bug were posted on Evilripper's Blog on May 14th.
Embedded link below..

The animated GIFs that users around the world uploaded on these two historic days are still visable.. some of which can be viewed in the following images and links..

The following image and link is via a friend of mine's album.. it was uploaded on May 8, 2006.. it might suggest that there was an earlier time when Facebook didn't convert images under a certain size.. who knows..

So what does this all mean? Why May 13th and May 14th? What significance do these dates hold? On May 13, 1846 The United States declared war on Mexico. If MySpace represents Mexico and The United States represents Facebook one could view this symbolism as a vindictive proletariat revolt against Facebook's bourgeoisie imperialist stance against animated GIFs. On May 14th, 1948 Israel declared its independence. Is it a coincidence that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish? We may never know...

-Ryder Ripps, 2010