Bulgarian Politician Dimitar Kerin Fired For Playing Farmville
A Bulgarian Politician From Plovdiv Has Been Fired for Playing Farmville
Dimitar Kerin was one of a few city councillors in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv that was caught playing Farmville on Facebook and milking virtual cows during meetings for Plovidiv's 2010 budget according to Novinite.com.
Iko Iliev, the Chair of the Council, noticed the councilors playing the Facebook application, and he scolded the players for using company time and laptops to play this game. However, the councilors did not pay any heed to the warning and continued to build their farms and interact with other players during the various meetings.
On March 18th during a City Council meeting, Dimitar Kerin from the Ataka party was voted out by his fellow councilors and described as the 'most persistent Farmville enthusiast'. Todor Hristov, a former member of Kerin's party told Novinite.com:
Kerin “needs more time for his virtual farm.”
19 members voted for Kerin and 20 voted against him so it was very close. Kerin said that he was not the most addicted Farmville player. He defended himself by saying that he was only at level 40, while another councilor Daniela Zhelyazkova, was at level 46.
Farmville is a very addictive Facebook game and it even has its own FAA page (Farmville Addicts Anonymous). The page has almost 7,000 fans and many people post on the page saying how much they love Farmville and it is also used to request help from other players to build up their farm.
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