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Get a new disability on Facebook!

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Vaughan | 15:13 UK time, Thursday, 10 April 2008

Looking for an entirely new impairment? Bored with the one you've got? No problem! Get yourself over to Facebook, and in a couple of clicks you could get yourself a different disability!

Okay, I'm exaggerating. Just a bit. But Ouch reader Mike Boyd drew our attention to an odd little foible in the behaviour of the social networking site, when he left a comment on Disability Bitch's latest ill-tempered rant. Bitchy, like just about everyone these days, has a Facebook page, but the software's requirements for people to have proper first and last names mean that it informally addresses the fearsome one as 'Disability'. So if you're not a member or not logged in to the service when you click on her Facebook link from Ouch, you receive the following message:

Facebook message containing the words 'Not the Disability you were looking for? Search more'

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you can pick up a new disability through social networking.



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