With one week to go before the presidential election, Facebook members are getting into the political spirit.
A number of them are using "Hussein" as middle names for their profiles. Case in point, Marc "Hussein" Andreessen, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped found Netscape Communications, Opsware and Ning. He recently adopted the name in tribute to presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama.
He isn't alone. "It's a simple show of support," says Sanford "Hussein" Dickert, who has used the moniker for several months. (His actual middle name is Miles.) The high-tech and political consultant is not affiliated with the Obama campaign.
Not everyone is a fan, however, judging from dozens of folks on Facebook with the middle name "Nobama."
By Jon SwartzPhoto: Obama greets supporters before delivering a speech in Canton, Ohio, October 27, 2008. Obama is campaigning in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Monday before the November 4 election. (Reuters/Jason Reed )
Facebookers show loyalty to Obama by changing middle names to "Hussein"