A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 11, 2016
Fakebook (Facebook nickname)

Facebook is an online social networking service that was founded in 2004. Facebook is often nicknamed “Fakebook,” a name that was also used on a 1990 album by the American indie rock band Yo La Tengo. “Fakebook” could refer to an account using a fake name and profile, but the term is also used to deride Facebook itself as fake.
“Fakebook” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on May 14, 2006.
Wikipedia: Facebook
Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high school students. Since 2006, anyone in general aged 13 and older has been allowed to become a registered user of the website, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws. Its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.
Wikipedia: Fakebook (album)
Fakebook is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released in 1990 by record label Bar None.
Urban Dictionary
1.The underlying phonyness of services like myspace and facebook. It comes from knowing very little about your ‘friends” other than that they are drunk party sluts or losers that pose for themselves.
2.Any religious doctrine
by Mr. Debonair May 14, 2006
Facebook is possibly going to be shut down…...no more fakebook…What will we do!
6:16 AM - 26 Jul 2007
New York (NY) Times
The Fakebook Generation
THE time-chugging Web site Facebook.com first appeared during my freshman year as the exclusive domain of college students. This spring, Facebook opened its pearly gates, enabling myself and other members of the class of ’07 to graduate from our college networks into those of the real world.
Google Books
The Missing Manual

By Emily A. Vander Veer
Sebastopol, CA: Pogue Press/O’Reilly
Pg. 207:
Creating a “Fakebook”—an account with a bogus name and made-up profile details—can get you banned from the site.
Urban Dictionary
Adding friends to facebook who you don’t particularly like, socialize with or think you are friends with.
Go to her fakebook pages to see all of her friends he/she does not have.
#fakebook #snakebook #takebook #hatebook #ridiculousbook
by eibs July 10, 2008
Urban Dictionary
having a fake Facebook account to stalk/check/spy on one’s ex, their new partner etc etc
by afendiprincess. October 28, 2009
OCLC WorldCat record
Fakebook : a true story : based on actual lies
Author: Dave Cicirelli
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Database: WorldCat
This hilarious, irreverent, and profoundly honest memoir explores our cultural obsession with social media and dares to ask: Who is the real “you” and what is the story you tell others? At age 26, Dave Cicirelli found himself at a crossroads. While his friends on Facebook appeared to have lives of nonstop accomplishments, his early adulthood felt disappointingly routine. So one October morning, Dave announced on Facebook that he was dropping everything and heading west.
Why the Fakebook Scandal Is Important
May 10, 2016
RUSH: It’s like this thing, the stuff that we’re learning about Fakebook.  You know, Fakebook is out there is, “No, no, no, none of these allegations are true.”  But of course they are.  Fakebook has been deceiving every Fakebook user all of these years.  The newsfeed on Fakebook is called the newsfeed.  I was asking yesterday what’s the newsfeed on Fakebook called.  Turns out it’s called the newsfeed.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 • Permalink

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