Time to get WEIRD. It’s Facebook Friday!
NYPD Fighting Crime via News Feeds
This week, the NYPD appointed social media guru, Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor, to head the new juvenile justice unit. O’Conner and his team will be combing through social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace looking for information regarding troublesome house parties, gang showdowns and other potential mayhem, sources said. Earlier this week we saw through the riots in London, how social media is capable of fueling the masses. I wonder how long it will take for social media law enforcement to catch on in other major cities!
HOT TOPIC: Sesame Duo Bert & Ernie…Friends or Lovers?
How hot? Well, it appears the questioning of Bert and Ernie’s sexual orientation is trending one post every few seconds! Facebook users have been debating whether or not the Sesame Street muppet icons should tie the knot on air to teach children acceptances of homosexuality and same sex marriage. Facebook Page “Bert and Ernie Get Married” was created and has gained some traction with almost five thousand members in favor of the muppet nuptials.
However, yesterday Sesame Workshop released an official statement basically saying: just friends, just puppets= no sexual orientation, deducing there will not be a nationally televised muppet marriage.
Pregnant? Facebook Added “Expected Baby” Option
A little late on including this new feature, but Facebook has now given the option of including your ‘Expected Child’ with the name and expected date of birth. Your unborn child will now appear alongside other family members on your Facebook profile. Too much?