Friday, June 27, 2008

He, She? Pick One Already!


Facebook is now enforcing gender definitions. The users have to comply and pick the gender box that applies to them.
Per Reuters, "Social network site Facebook will press members to declare whether they are male or female, seeking to end the grammatical device that leads the site to refer to individual users as "they" or "themself.""
I guess, there is hope for grammatical gender in the long run. Thanks to Facebook. Read full feature here.
graph per facebook

3 comments:

Jane said...

Oh man, what's next? You can only join if you tell us your dietary preferences?

dave said...

yeah, weird. here's to a facebook following myspace footsteps.

Anais said...

yes, i think it is completely wrong you should state your gender. what does it matter?!?!