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Social Media Today: Gender Changes, Fan-In-Chief, #OpenInPHL

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Male, Female or Other…

(credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

(credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

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 new gender options

Facebook new gender options

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.

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No spoilers please…

Outstanding Drama Series: House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger StreetProductions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

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.

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(credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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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