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Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch

Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it

Facebook's newest search feature.. . the Social Graph...

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The way Facebook lets you now search 'people' reveals how superficial its understanding of people is. People as categories. Nested categories. Demographics...

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Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch

Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it

Facebook's newest search feature.. . the Social Graph...

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The way Facebook lets you now search 'people' reveals how superficial its understanding of people is. People as categories. Nested categories. Demographics...

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Facebook tweaks its News Feed to show you more from your friends

Facebook tweaks its News Feed to show you more from your friends - If you're like me, your News Feed on Facebook is filled with just as much content from...
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Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data

Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there’s a price to pay
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" In that future, alas, virtual assistants would not be enough – we would be in dire need of virtual psychoanalysts."


"Facebook gives ... connectivity in exchange for the right to monetise the lives of their citizens once they have earned enough money."

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“Here’s 2014!” “…Really?” – Facebook’s algorithmic storytelling » Cyborgology

“Here’s 2014!” “…Really?” – Facebook’s algorithmic storytelling » Cyborgology | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
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How do you grieve when you lose an internet friend? | Nicky Woolf

Nicky Woolf: Social media makes possible to develop friendships with people we’ve never met. When they’re gone, there’s no set of traditions, and no roadmap to closure
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Ever liked a film on Facebook? You’ve given the security services a key to your soul

Ever liked a film on Facebook? You’ve given the security services a key to your soul | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: The most banal acts on Facebook can add up to an accurate psychological profile, according to new research
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Connected, but alone?

Connected, but alone? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
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Men Who Post Lots of Selfies Score Higher for Psychopathy, Narcissism | Big Think

Men Who Post Lots of Selfies Score Higher for Psychopathy, Narcissism | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
A recent study surveying the online photo posting habits of 800 men (ages 18 to 40) found those who posted more images of themselves measured higher for traits relating to narcissism and/or psychopathy.
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The Preëmptive Search Engine - The New Yorker

The Preëmptive Search Engine - The New Yorker | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Welcome! Because we have all your data, we are able to predict what you will search for. Here are the answers to everything you would have asked us today.
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You’re Being Polarized: How Social Media Strengthens Your Beliefs (Both Good & Bad) | Big Think

You’re Being Polarized: How Social Media Strengthens Your Beliefs (Both Good & Bad) | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
I’ve been thoroughly dismayed by Facebook the past couple of years. Maybe it’s a quirk of memory, but I don’t remember my feed being so full of political sparring and overwhelming anger between 2009 to 2012. Outrage has become the default position of my peers, and it doesn’t show any sign of ...
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How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet

How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
They call themselves "nerdfighters"—and they're unlike any movement you've seen before.
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How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint and Your Online Identity |

How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint and Your Online Identity | | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Follow these social media housekeeping tips to clean up your online visibility and protect your online reputation.
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When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees

When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
“During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple.”
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Behavioral Biometrics On The Rise At RSA Conference

Behavioral Biometrics On The Rise At RSA Conference | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Harder to spoof and easier on users, behavioral biometrics may be bigger than passwords soon.
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Mark Zuckerberg wants people to understand common knowledge. What’s common knowledge?

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to understand common knowledge. What’s common knowledge? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg said that people need to read political science professor Michael Chwe's book about common knowledge. Here's Michael Chwe, explaining why common knowledge is important.
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Social media make it "much easier for someone thinking about going to a march to know that others know about it."

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What are you revealing online? Much more than you think

What are you revealing online? Much more than you think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
What can be guessed about you from your online behavior? Two computer privacy experts -- economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck -- on how little we know about how muc...
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Computers Know Your Personality Better Than Anyone | Big Think

Computers Know Your Personality Better Than Anyone | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
By analyzing the books, films, and organizations you've Liked on Facebook, computers can create a more accurate picture of your identity than your friends, family, or even your spouse can.
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Reworking the fabric of the web: The Like economy

Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives Session 4: Software Matters

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Problematic Facebook API permissions: the case of read_stream

Problematic Facebook API permissions: the case of read_stream | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
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When you install an app a third party can actually get a lot of data about you and your friends and the groups you are a member of...

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Even online, emotions can be contagious - tech - 26 June 2014 - New Scientist

Even online, emotions can be contagious - tech - 26 June 2014 - New Scientist | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Be careful you don't catch those Facebook blues – positive and negative feelings can spread like viruses through online social networks.
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An electronic apocalypse is coming unless we act now

An electronic apocalypse is coming unless we act now | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Tim Lott: We need to switch off the screens and connect with each other again – a whole generation is losing its way
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Facebook is Much Less Addictive When You Remove the Numbers | Big Think

Facebook is Much Less Addictive When You Remove the Numbers | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Facebook is addicting -- this idea is nothing new. But take away the numbers and suddenly the site becomes much less appealing.
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Giving Yourself Away Online - The New Yorker

Giving Yourself Away Online - The New Yorker | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Instead of asking why people don’t react rationally to online threats, we should be asking whether a rational reaction is even possible.
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Do You Have Too Many Facebook Friends? | Big Think

Do You Have Too Many Facebook Friends? | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
The average Facebook user now has about 338 friends, though the median number is quite a bit lower: 200. This means that while half of all Facebook users have 200 or fewer friends, many of the billion-plus Facebookers have quite a few more. In fact, 15 percent of users have friend lists ...
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150 seems to be a threshold

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BREAKING: Facebook Issues Mea Culpa To Drag Queens And Others Over 'Real Name' Policy [Updated]

BREAKING: Facebook Issues Mea Culpa To Drag Queens And Others Over 'Real Name' Policy [Updated] | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Sister Roma and the gang are headed back to Menlo Park this morning, and according to sources reached by Valleywag, Facebook is planning to apologize.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg: "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity"

Facebook's Zuckerberg: "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity" | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has a history of speaking his mind on privacy, and what he speaks is often fraught with problems, ignorance, and arrogance. But, today, I found a new statement that bring...
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Definitely crossing the line to question people's integrity...

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