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YouFace: "30 Rock" Smacks Social Networking Perfectly


Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” did a takedown of social networking sites in its latest episode, “Secret Santa,” delivering a smack-attack that is nearly perfect.

The broadcast network Liz Lemon works for has bought a social network called YouFace–a mashup of MySpace and Facebook. Her boss, Jack Donaghy, finds an old flame online, of course.

On YouFace, terms such as “finger-tagged,” “face-fall,” “weirdsie,” “bing-bangs” and “pho-lo” (for photo and hello) abound.

None of which are any more weirdsie than being “friended” and “poked.”

Here are some video clips from the NBC television show, as well as the full episode below:

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