FaceBook Bans The Name Selena Gomez

Do you remember when Facebook banned Mark Zuckerberg last year? Well, here we go again. This time it’s Selena Gomez’s turn.

No, not that Selena Gomez. A girl in New Mexico with the same name tried to sign in to her Facebook account on Wednesday and was denied with the following message: “Disabled – Inauthentic Account.” She believes Facebook thinks she is breaking the rule “Impersonating anyone or anything is not allowed.”

“I AM NOT AN IMPOSTOR … My name is not hers on my page. In fact, I even put my middle name on my FB to clear up any confusion,” the banned Selena Gomez told TMZ. “I did not have one single famous friend. I did not refer to myself as [the famous Selena], and I did not have any pictures of her on my page!”

Unsurprisingly, there is more than one Selena Gomez in the world. The American actress and singer may be the most famous one, but there are of course others. Gomez is a common Spanish surname, and of course Selena isn’t a particularly unique first name.

It’s not clear how long Gomez was using her account before she was denied access. This is not the first time Facebook has run into such problems. The company typically blames reviewers who “look at thousands of pieces of content a day that are reported to them and of course make an occasional mistake.” In the Zuckerberg incident, the company explained: “When this happens, and we’re notified about it, we work quickly to restore the content.”

I’ve contacted Facebook to see whether Gomez can get her account reactivated. I’ll update this story if and when I hear back.

Thx: http://news.cnet.com

FaceBook Bans The Name Selena Gomez

Do you remember when Facebook banned Mark Zuckerberg last year? Well, here we go again. This time it’s Selena Gomez’s turn.

No, not that Selena Gomez. A girl in New Mexico with the same name tried to sign in to her Facebook account on Wednesday and was denied with the following message: “Disabled – Inauthentic Account.” She believes Facebook thinks she is breaking the rule “Impersonating anyone or anything is not allowed.”

“I AM NOT AN IMPOSTOR … My name is not hers on my page. In fact, I even put my middle name on my FB to clear up any confusion,” the banned Selena Gomez told TMZ. “I did not have one single famous friend. I did not refer to myself as [the famous Selena], and I did not have any pictures of her on my page!”

Unsurprisingly, there is more than one Selena Gomez in the world. The American actress and singer may be the most famous one, but there are of course others. Gomez is a common Spanish surname, and of course Selena isn’t a particularly unique first name.

It’s not clear how long Gomez was using her account before she was denied access. This is not the first time Facebook has run into such problems. The company typically blames reviewers who “look at thousands of pieces of content a day that are reported to them and of course make an occasional mistake.” In the Zuckerberg incident, the company explained: “When this happens, and we’re notified about it, we work quickly to restore the content.”

I’ve contacted Facebook to see whether Gomez can get her account reactivated. I’ll update this story if and when I hear back.

Thx: http://news.cnet.com

Ed Sheeran Told MTV Taylor Swift Was An Exception

When it comes to writing fresh songs, Taylor Swift is practically the only one that British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will team up with. He told MTV News he likes writing songs for other artists and he could do that all day long. But writing with other artists is rare.

“Right now the Taylor thing was an exception because I think she’s great. But right now I can only concentrate on writing stuff for me,” he said.

The “Taylor thing” he talks about is the time they spent working on music and recording a new track (or more) for her when-will-it-ever-get-here next album. Sheeran reiterated that he doesn’t write so much with other artists, but that Swift is 1) really nice, 2) really cool, 3) a good friend and 4) a pleasure to hang out with.

“We’re very much alike musically and it worked out well, I think,” he says. Her fans will be the judge of that when they hear the album.

Thanks CMT