"People on Facebook want to interact with their real friends and the people they know in the real world," Facebook spokesperson Winnie Ko wrote in an e-mail to CNN. "Since accounts that impersonate anyone or anything can damage the integrity of this environment, Facebook doesn’t allow fake profiles for pets."
Winnie Ko is a bit out of touch on just what people want to do on Facebook. Clearly some people want to interact with their friend’s pets, in addition to their friends. Further the notion that we use Facebook to interact with our real friends conveys a gross misunderstanding of what comprises most of our ‘friends’ in social networking. In my case, I would wager most of my Facebook friends are real friends, or at least people I’ve actually met in the real world. But I don’t do much Facebooking, so I don’t have many Facebook friends on there. I can, however, state that while they’re all real acquaintances, it would be improper to refer to them all as my real friends. Some are, some aren’t.
One more reason for Facebook’s destruction: They discriminate against my dog. (Whose had a MySpace page for a few years now.)
Discrimination… hmm… yes thats the straw that gets them hit-listed.