Culture Watch: Shoe Throwing and Facebook

While the Bush shoe-throwing incident sparked an inevitable wave of creativity from b3ta (some of the best efforts can be seen here), how has the viral event of the month hit Facebook? It’s not too much of a surprise to see that alongside the expected video and image sharing, Facebook users and application developers have wasted no time in using the platform to generate their own fun or, occasionally, serious commentary:

So far there’s no sign of the Sock and Awe Flash game being ported into a Facebook application, although surely it’s only a matter of time. Perhaps the most surprising discovery, however, is that following a recent spam attack on the Facebook developer’s forum, the word “shoe” is now blacklisted.