This photo soon became popular and is now the main source of visits to my Blog. In 2012, more than 50% of my blog visits through search engines was because of this single photo (You can read the full statistics of the year 2012 here).
Almost a year ago, I started to get many referred visits from a social website called “Tumblr”. The photo was circulated in that website without any details describing what the photo shows or, at other times, as a human embryo or a rabbit embryo. I traced some of these posts and saw that my photo was shared by about 800+ users. See this example here. Nonetheless, I never saw thousands of shares of my photo back then.
Almost one month ago, on the 25/08/2012, a niece of mine notified me of a Jordanian Facebook page (فليسقط كل من قال أن الشعب الاردني يريد انهاء النظام الملكي) that published my photo with the following caption:
My photo received 143 likes and 3 shares. It was very interesting and I thought how famous my photo was! 143 likes of my photo by people who thought that it was of an aborted “human baby” was a lot! I knew little because this was only the beginning!
At that same day, again on the 25/08/2012, I discovered an Egyptian website (المصراوية) that had published my photo. This site, however, published it with the following amazing description. The problem is that the owner of this website cites “Reuters” as the source of what he posted:
Today, I made a reverse image search only to be amazed of how small were the “143” likes in the Jordanian Facebook page. My photo is much more famous! On August the 25th, it turned out that another Arabic Facebook page (إضحك با إبن النكدية) had shared my photo. This page, however, is different because it has 1.5 million likes.
Again, they shared the photo not as aborted rabbit fetus but as an aborted baby (a human baby). This time, the aborted baby, maybe by the same Californian girl according to “Reuters”, received:
Finally, I was able to trace the internet pages that had published my photo by doing a Google Reverse Image Search. If some of the hundreds of thousands of those who liked the photo or shared it did that, I think that my photo wouldn’t have received such an attention for being an aborted “human baby”.
See the results page that anyone who would have performed a reverse image search could have seen:
Final Approximate Statistics: Arabic Facebook Pages that Published My Rabbit Embryo Photo as an “Aborted Human Baby” (up to 07.09.2012):
|اضحك يا ابن النكدية||103,472||12,519|
|إرفع رأسك فنبيك محمد||12,195||1,605|
|في هذا الزمان أصبح الحب مهنة الكاذبين||2,015||223|
|كل حب لغير الله ينهار||1,495||470|
|هل تحب الرسول؟ انضم معنا عاوزين نشوف عدد أحبابه||1,476||175|
|حشوات وعفسات فايسبوكية||519||58|
|تهييس على طول||196||55|
|فليسقط كل من قال أن الشعب الاردني يريد انهاء النظام الملكي||143||2|
|مش عاوز نكد دا إحنا حنقول نكت||60||3|
|أجمل قصة حب||45||14|
|لجنة مساجد المدينة الجديدة||25||0|
|اللهم إني أسألك الجنة||15||2|
|ميدو للزنق والأغاني السودانية||11||0|
|ShoGaf 7aRetna Pp||7||0|
|إضراب عن الزواج حتى عودة المهر بربع جنيه||3||0|
|الموسوعة الثقافية الفيسبوكية||0||0|
|Movement of Libyan Youth شباب ليبيا الآن||0||0|
More photos of the Arabic Facebook pages that shared my photo (All the above photos of Facebook pages are posted below in addition to other photos of other Facebook pages):