For the past few weeks, I have peppering the "Pieces of Flair" Facebook application with little Atheist gems. Why? I have a few good reasons. First, I like playing with graphics, so it is enjoyable to me simply as a hobby. I mess with fonts, edit backgrounds, manipulate pictures. It's a lot of fun for me. Second, I figure Facebook, as a social network, is a great place to send out atheist messages to younger people. Teens, twenty-somethings use Pieces of Flair a lot, so throwing a couple of witty, sarcastic or thoughful atheist flairs between the Twilight and Justin Beiber buttons is a good way to get noticed. Third, from my days in marketing, I know that messages need repeat exposure by the intended audience in order to stick. I upload one piece of atheist flair per day. Day after day. It's a bit of work, but I think it's worth it. I have learned that the "new" flair is posted at 8:30am EST. I'm in the west, so at about 6:15 or so I post my flair, which usually puts it on the front page, giving it maximum exposure. It is interesting to see which ones get the most "purchases", where people buy them with flair credits. My most popular one to date, with over 800 purchases, is the Ghandhi quote "Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer."
So this has been my little contribution to promoting atheism and my beliefs. Who knows what young (and old?) minds I might be swaying, or at least provoking to think a bit about our viewpoint.