Kara Swisher

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Until the It's-Not-a-Facebook-Phone Event, Here Is What It Would Look Like If There Were One!

Later today, BoomTown is being force-marched back into Facebook’s Silicon Valley HQ for yet another press event.

Recently, there has been one for Facebook Places, another for the new sFund for social start-ups and another for, well, I forget.

But there will be lunch!

This time, it is a “mobile event” and the invite–seen above–shows two cups and a string.

While rumors of a Facebook phone seem unlikely to be the topic of the day, it would be cool if Facebook made the first DixieCupPhone.

Other possibles: An Apple iPad app, some more smartphone integration, a Groupon social deals competitor and, likely, some dull new technical information from the social networking giant.

Until the 10:30 am event, from which I will be liveblogging, here is a very funny image of an alleged FacePhone by the most excellent Sean Percival:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus