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Commenting article: Bulgarian City Struggles as Councilors Play Farmville on Facebook

A scandal has erupted in the City Council of Bulgaria’s Plovdiv as several councilors have been caught milking virtual cows on the Facebook application Farmville.

The councilors were first detected playing Farmville two weeks ago during the debates for Plovdiv’s 2010 budget.

The discovery was made by the Chair of the Council, Ilko Iliev, who reacted strongly scolding the eager Internet farmers. However, his reaction was to no avail, as the dedicated councilors continued developing their Facebook farms during the City Council meetings, local media have reported.

IceCreamMelts - 6 Apr 2010 // 02:48:35

Maybe all of the members of the Council should get the new book, "Facebook Addiction: The Life & Times of Social Networking Addicts"
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Plovdiv1 - 26 Mar 2010 // 02:21:41

One of the article tags is Plodvid instead of Plovdiv

NellieotAmerica - 20 Mar 2010 // 17:36:14

Watering virtual eggplants...........hehehehe!


Clearly these "councilors" are severely under-employed. Why not fire the lot of them? There is nothing for them to do. They are just pretending to be working. And the frosting on the cake is that they will strike and demonstrate to retain their benefits. Disgusting!

jingsmaboab - 20 Mar 2010 // 01:55:21

"The troubled councilor, Dimitar Kerin, has defended himself by saying he was not the only one in the City Hall watering virtual egg plants. He said he had reached only Level 40, whereas Daniela Zhelyazkova, a councilor from the rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, was already at Level 46."

The expression "fiddling while Rome burns" springs to mind.

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