Product Displacement of the Day

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Product Displacement of the Day
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Product Displacement of the Day: Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA), the French institution charged with monitoring radio and television content, has banned the words "Facebook" and "Twitter" from French airwaves. The popular social networks are only to be named when immediately germane to the topic at hand (e.g., a news story about either company).

CSA spokesperson Christine Kelly

What's In A Name of the Day

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What's In A Name of the Day
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What's In A Name of the Day: In an effort to give their newborn "a name that was unique and that was one-of-a-kind," an Israeli couple has decided to call their daughter "Like," after the familiar Facebook gesture.

Proud dad Lior Adler said he did have second thoughts: A hospital clerk's indifference caused him to worry that the name wasn't weird enough. "Her lack of enthusiasm ma

Another Follow Up of the Day: Facebook Is Gay Unfriendly?

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Another Follow Up of the Day: Facebook Is Gay Unfriendly?
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Another Follow Up of the Day: A Facebook rep released a statement yesterday concerning its controversial removal of an EastEnders screencap of two men kissing from a post about a gay kiss-in protest in London, saying the photo doesn't violate any policies "and was removed in error."

A likely sto

Unfriendly Policy of the Day

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Unfriendly Policy of the Day: Richard Metzger @ Dangerous Minds recently received a rather puzzling e-mail from Facebook, informing him that a photo his site posted on Facebook had been removed for violating "Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities," which prohibits "shares that contain nudity, or any kind of graphic or sexually suggestive content."

The photo in question?

Art Project of the Day

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Art Project of the Day: "Human Facebook Default Avatar" by Thomas M. (AKA TWO).

I think you just figured out your next Facebook profile pic.

[psd.]

Fun With Facebook Stickers of the Day

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Fun With Facebook Stickers of the Day
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Fun With Facebook Stickers of the Day: Chris Baker says: "i put these up in the elevator. now it's fun to close the door on the undesired."

[superpunch.]

Last Night The Internet Saved My Life of the Day

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Last Night The Internet Saved My Life of the Day: Georgia college student Nitesh Bhakta spotted three masked intruders invading his home and quickly hid in the attic with his laptop, which he used to shoot off a Facebook status message pleading for help.

The unusual update prompted his best friend to call the police, who made it to Bhakta's home in time to intervene.

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