Social Media Today: Gender Changes, Fan-In-Chief, #OpenInPHL
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By Melony Roy
Male, Female or Other…
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore, the social network is giving users new options. Androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual are just a few of the new terms Facebook is adding to give its users more options to identify themselves.
Facebook told the AP “There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world.” There will be about 50 different terms to identify gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. Facebook will also allow users to keep their gender identity private.
More information is available on the Facebook Diversity Page.
No spoilers please…
Like Philadelphia, most of the folks in DC are enjoying a snow day today but President Obama has one request, made via twitter, of “House of Cards” fans … no spoilers please.
The second season of the Netflix political drama debuted in its entirety at midnight on February 14th.
If you feel like heading out and are not sure what’s open, search #OpeninPHL on Twitter for businesses that are opening their doors today.
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