Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
This past weekend I finally decided to launch myself a Facebook page. I was going about my business setting up my profile, editing my information, importing pictures, re-editing my information, and so on until I was ready to begin inviting friends. So I found an old buddy, clicked "Add as Friend" and this popped up:
I didn't notice at first. But then I saw it... look again at the words I was required to enter.
Usually we're just asked to type randomly capitalized jibberish, but here we have an incredible promotion of civic engagement. How responsible of Facebook. Thank you, Mark.
But wait—"ican"—that reminds me of something... Seriously, did Facebook just endorse Obama?