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7/5/2014
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Thomas Claburn
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Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems

Facebook's failure to communicate about its mood experiment is the least of the things Internet companies do to us.

(Source: Kevin Trotman)
(Source: Kevin Trotman)

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CharlesB21101
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CharlesB21101,
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7/7/2014 | 11:12:34 PM
Nothing going on here but a little thimble shuffling
"Taxes that don't get paid..." Apple, the artful dodger, has made so much money from American consumers during the recession that it's had to store profits in Ireland to avoid paying its fair share of taxes. Apple "has done nothing illegal," CEO Tim Cook claimed before the Senate in 2012. But it pays a lower rate of taxes than smaller companies do. It gets away with the practice because no one thought it was necessary to pass a law to prevent its tax-avoidance maneuvering,

 

 
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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7/7/2014 | 3:43:10 AM
Re: Facebook isn't the problem here; it's the universities
"I am not surprised at Facebook doing this, and I think it's clear, or shoudl be quite clear, that their agreement with users allows this kind of thing.  Anyway, it's clear these social network for-profit corporations employ algorithms filtering what we see in "timelines" and other so-called such views; that's one reason I don't see why users keep those filters/algorithms on and don't just use the raw stream."

Wzorn972, after all it's all business.
anon6041007564
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7/6/2014 | 11:29:28 PM
Media sources backing FB may be manipulating your comments - PROOF
Venture Beat manipulating user comments.  Your post may be visible to you, but not to the public.

 

Venture Beat Comment Manipulation Proof (of the recent FB psychological experiement privacy issue):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKs9ngctBGE

 

Which source can you trust these days... wow!
wzorn972
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wzorn972,
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7/6/2014 | 2:24:32 PM
Re: Manipulation of US citizens
Relevance?
wzorn972
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wzorn972,
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7/6/2014 | 2:22:55 PM
Re: Just click delete.
I don't understand the relevance to this topic?
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/6/2014 | 1:11:07 PM
Re: Facebook isn't the problem here; it's the universities
@tire fire, I don't recommend minors using fb but even if there was a ban on fb for minors, the kids would find a way around it. For one, ca just lie about their date of birth to open the account.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/6/2014 | 1:08:10 PM
Re: Facebook isn't the problem here; it's the universities
@Zorwill, I agree. I think it is unethical for the subjects to be a part of the research without having prior knowledge and without giving consent to be a part of it.
TralfazO485
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7/6/2014 | 11:58:52 AM
Who cares
If you are vapid enough to logon to FB more than once a week to see if there are any new cat videos from your friends, then perahps you probably are already depressed anyway. 
anon8540073055
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7/6/2014 | 11:39:19 AM
Facebook
It is time that we tar and feather Mark Zuckerberg and deport him to India.
anon4582496528
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7/6/2014 | 10:49:45 AM
Just click delete.
The first mistake most people in toxic relationships make is to stick around and try to change the other half.
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