May 31, 2012 3:02 PM | By MSN Tech & Gadgets
When Facebook changes the real world

From the News Feed to the newspaper



Facebook may exist little in the physical world, but that's not to say what happens between more than 900 million members online doesn't resonate in the real one.
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You cannot smell Facebook, nor can you feel it, taste it or reach out and touch it. In many ways, save for the presence of Mark Zuckerberg and the offices that dot the world, Facebook is not real. But tell to that to 30 - yes, 30 - women in Sacramento, who police said recently engaged in a baseball bat-fuelled street brawl after unsavoury comments were made on the social network.

Facebook may exist little in the physical world, but that's not to say what happens between more than 900 million members online doesn't resonate in the real one. In honour of Sacramento's sprawling gal fight, MSN looks back at other real world consequences of Facebook activity - from lives being saved to affairs being exposed and much more.

* Bing: How many Canadians are on Facebook?

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