Van Der Meer filed for his two patents in 1998. They weren't issued until 2001 (U.S. Patent No. 6,289,362) and 2002 (U.S. Patent No. 6,415,316). » 2/11/13 8:05pm 2/11/13 8:05pm

This isn't a bug. The number string corresponds to the ID number of a Facebook page or profile. Sticking it between brackets — which are preceded by an "@" symbol — tells Facebook to convert the number to its corresponding text (be it a user name or a page title). » 1/20/12 9:36am 1/20/12 9:36am

I don't think this is unusual. Many grocery and bookstores place some kind of "family shield" in front of certain magazines — including Cosmo — if they're on racks which are low enough for children to spot something potentially "inappropriate." » 11/14/11 5:15pm 11/14/11 5:15pm