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post #21 of 74
i agree and disagree with the ban, on one hand yes making it able for the little guy to succeed along side with the big guy, but, the big guy was a little guy at one point. and when you think of social network, almost everyone thinks of Facebook and twitter, its kinda like Google, its now in the dictionary as a method of searching ex. im gonna go Google that, oppressing the words isn't gonna stop Facebook or twitter from growing ever larger, just my .02c
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post #22 of 74
From a guy on another forum I'm on

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I think it has to do a lot with internationalization. Much like there are now Spanish and French words in English day to day. As we move to more and more global communication and markets, it is only natural that languages would influence one another. I can attest to the ridiculousness of a language fighting against modernization - here in Israel we have the "Hebrew language academy" whose sole purpose is to take modern words, like "Internet" and so on, and try and find Hebrew words for them. Then, by law, any commercial or official use of the international word requires an asterisk or brackets with the "translation" of that word.
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post #23 of 74
People still watch TV? France is so retro.
post #24 of 74
Same thing as some forums banning the tag lines from tapatalk. It violates the advertising rules... Some of these same laws apply in the US. You can do a report about Coca Cola, but you cannot say Enjoy a coke while watching our show unless it is a paid advertisement.

(looking for the massive rules book now for that line...)
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post #25 of 74
Not the first time something has been attempted to prevent cultural "invasion" on French culture & language. On at least two occurrences there has been regulatory attempt to oust Anglo-Saxon culture: the French spoken song quota on radio (60% minimum) and the replacement of the e-mail by courriel and then mèle in all administrative paperwork (the first one being a contraction of "courrier électronique" aka e-mail and the second one a phonetic way to write "correctly" mail).

It's always harder to understand a culture from outside, but this is just as dumb as preventing people to use "to google" when meaning doing a web search using Google by an act of law.

Don't worry though as French have a culture to rebel against what is usually perceived as unfair and there are a few laws that, although still "active", are not enforced and therefore could not be brought in court. Such an example exist in the regulation preventing women to wear trousers dating back from 1800. I know you are going to say *** like anyone does when they hear about this non-sense. But there is a proposition 200 years later to remove this futile text of law (see http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/13...s/pion2467.asp).

Hope this helps understand our difference and how this is in fact not to be feared.

My opinion, for what it's worth, is that someone close to some regulator has interest to get a French version of those social media promoted. But I might be just cynical.

Tam
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post #26 of 74
I think Twitter is really good, makes for good quick and easy updates for sites in one spot instead of a million tabs and constantly rechecking different sites. Facebook on the other side, is a waste of time.
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post #27 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDoug View Post
Words I thought I would never say...

I agree with France
same here,
I hope i don't start dropping rifles from now on
Edited by AK-47 - 6/7/11 at 8:07pm
post #28 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
Lol wow... Might as well make a list of companies and websites that are illegal to say the names on. I don't like twitter or facebook either.. but I can't see this law lasting for long, or being enforced.
That's true, no more McDonalds, Wal-Mart, HP, etc mentions, we should be fair.
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post #29 of 74
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Originally Posted by GuilT1 View Post
This is so stupid. I find it funny that a lot of you people are okay with France implementing a law in which you cannot say certain words. Wow the hypocrisy is astounding!!
I agree. But I think they have something more to go one here when they are agreeing with France.

Can someone explain how "Find us on Facebook" amounts to clandestine advertising?

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Originally Posted by touristtam View Post
Not the first time ...Hope this helps understand our difference and how this is in fact not to be feared.

Tam
Much clearer now. Thank you very much.
Edited by jadawgis732 - 6/7/11 at 8:20pm
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post #30 of 74
Let me guess..

They banned the words because it "offended" Muslims.
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