Feb 22 2011
In a misguided effort to honor those who protested in the Egyptian Revolution, a man has named his daughter “Facebook.” Yeah, she’s going to be real popular in school.
According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.
While the baby girl could just have easily been called “YouTube,” “Twitter” “Google” or even “Cellphone Camera,” it seems like Facebook has become the umbrella symbol for how social media can spread the message of freedom.
I would say “Twitter” is a bit more feminine. You know the funny part? Facebook’s rules about name probably won’t even let her list her name as “Facebook” on the site when she grows up. Provided Facebook doesn’t turn into MySpace or Friendster in terms of relevancy by the time she’s old enough to use it.
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