Bulgarian Official Fired For Playing FarmVille
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
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Facebook's popular game FarmVille has avid fans worldwide. But work and play collided in Bulgaria's second largest city, where several city councilors were caught playing during meetings. One of them lost, not just his harvest, but his committee assignment. The council booted him out by a narrow vote, deciding he spent too much time tending his virtual crops, not enough time tending to city affairs.
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