“Why give preference to Facebook, which is worth billions of dollars, when there are many other social networks that are struggling for recognition? This would be a distortion of competition," Christine Kelly, board member of the French Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) that made the ruling. "If we allow Facebook and Twitter to be cited on air, it's opening a Pandora's Box – other social networks will complain to us saying, ‘why not us?'”
If this is her reason then she's out of her mind
If other social networks want recognition they should stop complaining about it and earn themselves a reputable image.
It's only natural for a TV station or any other firm/website/etc. to choose the most recognizable of them all, isn't it? Why would they go with some unknown social network if there's not that many people on it? That would only make things more complicated imo.
P.S.: These Audiovisual Councils never seem to have any reasonable persons in charge. It's really sad... cause they're the ones that can screw things up this bad Edited by kyuubi654 - 6/8/11 at 3:55am