TechCrunch reader Saul Lustgarten checks in to tell us he logged on to Facebook this morning and noticed that the list of his friends who are having their birthday today was preceded by a crude message, reading “fuck you bitches”.
Yeah right, we thought. I checked it out on my Facebook profile and didn’t notice anything off.
Then, I followed Saul’s suggestion of switching my main language to Spanish instead of English, and lo and behold (click for full-size image):
We’ve contacted Facebook to see if they really mean it or if their army of volunteer translators – there are two sides to that shiny crowdsourcing medal after all – or one of their coders simply decided to have some fun.
Update: sorry to disappoint, but it seems to be fixed now. But it was definitely there.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...