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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work