Yeah.. I’m confused too! Who the hell would want to name their child “Facebook”? *sigh*
A twenty-something Egyptian man would.. and did! He has officially named his first born daughter ?Facebook? as a tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.
According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt):
A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl ?Facebook? Jamal Ibrahim (his name.)
The girl?s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook.
?Facebook? received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name [Facebook] that shocked the entire world.
There are about five million Facebook users in Egypt, more so than any other country in the Middle East/North Africa region. Facebook itself has reported an increase in Egyptian users in the past month, with 32,000 Facebook groups and 14,000 pages created in the two weeks after January 25th. (source)
I guess it’s not unusual for popular culture to dictate baby names, but “Facebook”? I guess Twitter, Youtube, Bing and Google aren’t too far behind.
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Hopefully you’re NOT reading this post from behind the wheel of your car. If so… put down the phone!!
A 21-year-old woman is being sued after she struck and killed a 70-year-old pedestrian while allegedly updating her Facebook page on her cell phone.
“Facebook while driving” is a common occurrence and now the family of a victim who was killed in the crash is seeking damages citing Facebook as the major cause of the crash. Continue Reading…
Facebook is known for many things, most notably stalking ex-lovers and former classmates. Now it’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been strangely affected by his own social network!
Zuckerberg filed a restraining order against a 31-year-old Facebook user who he claims had been stalking him through the popular website. In legal docs, Zuckerberg said Pradeep Manukonda, tried to “follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety” … and the safety of his girlfriend and his sister.
Pradeep had also personally visited several Facebook offices in Palo Alto attempting to contact Mark to ask for money for his financially-strapped family. On January 24th, Facebook security even caught the stalker on the front steps of Mark’s home!
At that time, authorities gave Pradeep a verbal warning but he continued to try to contact Zuckerberg and once sent flowers to his home with a hand-written letter on January 28.
In one of his disturbing Facebook messages to Mark, Pradeep wrote,
“please help me, then I am ready to die for you.” He continues, “Please understand my pain.”
Check out a screenshot of of the wall posts PLUS Pradeep’s public apology to Zuckerberg below: Continue Reading…
Word on the curb is that Mark Zukerberg, the creator of Facebook (the world’s most popular social networking site) is considering pulling the plug on the site and has set a date of March 15th!
If true, this would leave a gazillion disgruntled facebookers in the dark, with no more wall posts, no more photo stalking, no more… Continue Reading…
With Facebook becoming the worlds most popular website, surpassing Google just last week as the most visited site in 2010, it’s only normal that there will be a gazillion bizarre stories.
Just yesterday I posted THIS BIZARRE VIDEO of an Uncle who beat his nephew on webcam after finding out he was pretending to be a gangbanger on Facebook, now comes the sad tale of a woman who announced her planned suicide via her Facebook wall and NOBODY came to her aid! Continue Reading…
A man discovers his nephew is fakin’ a gangster lifestyle online. So what does he do? He gives him an old school “A”zz whoopin on video and forces the nephew to post it on his Facebook page!
This for all y’all people on facebook… y’all parents… you need to stop all that senseless crime, that gangbang sh*t! This my f*ckin nephew right here. He ain’t no gang member.
We don’t come from that sh*t… !
The nephew then addresses the camera and states… “all that’s fake” while his uncle pulls out a belt and replies, “but this “A”zz whoopin ain’t gone be fake!”
Unk proceeds to issue his nephew a beating right in front of the webcam… preserving their family honor while making him proclaim that he’s not a gangbanger.? Unk ends it all with… “now put this on yo f*ckin wall..”? Classic!
Video below (Warning! Strong Language): Continue Reading…