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Believe it or not, if you're on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks, you're being watched and scored. You probably already know this, according to this New York Times article, some pretty interesting things are happening along these lines.

Here's an excerpt:

IMAGINE a world in which we are assigned a number that indicates how influential we are. This number would help determine whether you receive a job, a hotel-room upgrade or free samples at the supermarket. If your influence score is low, you don’t get the promotion,

This is not science fiction. It’s happening to millions of social network users.