An Egyptian man was so grateful to the role social media played in bringing about recent changes to his country that he named his newborn girl — wait for it — My Space.
No. He named her Facebook, which is equally horrifying, especially if you believe, after seeing The Social Network, that the site was initially created to rate the hotness of co-eds.
“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.”
The site goes on to joke that, thanks to the role the Internet played in the protests, the girl could have easily been named “‘YouTube,’ ‘Twitter’ ‘Google’ or even ‘Cellphone Camera.’”
I like Jezebel’s take: “The girl’s name is a touching testament to the Egyptians’ post-revolution joy, and we Americans can definitely relate. After all, that’s why shortly after our own revolution, classrooms were filled with kids named ‘Philadelphia Evening Post Adams’ and ‘Boston Gazette Hamilton.’”