Runaway Social Networking German Politicians Consider Banning Facebook Parties

Hoards of uninvited guests, extreme noise, destruction and violence: German politicians are at a loss for how to deal with the phenomenon of Facebook parties. Over the weekend some regional politicians urged a ban. But the demand is unlikely to be met.
The party is over: More than 1,500 uninvited guests flock to a girl's 16th birthday bash in Hamburg after she made it public on Facebook.

The party is over: More than 1,500 uninvited guests flock to a girl's 16th birthday bash in Hamburg after she made it public on Facebook.

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