Thursday, January 10, 2019

Facebook Tries A Little Too Haaaaaad To Be Boston-Friendly In New Offices

(Facebook photo)
Facebook has been under a lot of scrutiny lately on a myriad of dicey issues. So, we get it that they may need to boost the morale of their employees at their new Cambridge, Massachusetts offices in Kendall Square. After all, Mark Zuckerberg thought up his crazy social media scheme at his Harvard dorm in Cambridge. And yet, the over-the-top naming of Boston-themed conference rooms at the new facility is a bit much. Apparently, Facebook "polled" employees about what to call the rooms. Here are some of the more choice selections: Dirty Water, Sox Vs. Yankees, Dunkin', Billrickah, Peebidy, Woobuhn, Wusstah and Buh Buh Buh (Sweet Caroline lyrics). Why does this effort seem to reek of all those cringe-worthy bad Boston accent movies? There's such a thing as trying too hard. Look, Facebook be who you really are—a northern California company—you ain't Boston.