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(Washington Post)   Study shows that pressing 'Like' on Facebook means that you like something   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 58
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2013-03-15 08:22:38 PM  
I think it's because of peer pressure and bullying. WE HAVE TO RAISE AWARENESS!
 
2013-03-15 09:15:17 PM  
Woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah
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woah

woah

Lois, this is not my Batman glass.
 
2013-03-15 09:36:54 PM  
According to a Cambridge University study published Monday looking at how much what people "like" on Facebook can reveal about who they are, people who openly declare their affinity for curly fries on Facebook tend to have higher IQs.

And people who don't use Facebook because it's all the fun of multi-level marketing with all the glamor of high school drama are smarter still.

/If you need me, I'll be in my Unabomber-style shack ranting about how much better I am
 
2013-03-15 09:46:38 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-15 10:04:32 PM  
I don't believe I've ever used the like button on Facebook.

Perhaps there isn't much that I like.

Maybe it was a sign when I found Grumpy Cat's optimism to be nauseating.
 
2013-03-15 11:27:33 PM  
Why would I "like" something on a website that I never visit and never use because I don't "like"?
 
2013-03-16 12:01:37 AM  
Like, wow.
 
2013-03-16 12:04:15 AM  
Another thread where everyone biatches about Facebook? Well, I guess it's better than another gun thread.
 
2013-03-16 12:07:03 AM  
Like what ?
 
2013-03-16 12:10:37 AM  
Oh Boy!  Another sequester-proof study!
 
2013-03-16 12:12:32 AM  
I, for one, am shocked.
 
2013-03-16 12:13:37 AM  

LograyX: I, for one, am shocked.


You're pressing the wrong button, then.
 
2013-03-16 12:16:28 AM  
Yes, subby, that's exactly what the article says.
 
2013-03-16 12:19:43 AM  
I like boobs

also, beer

don't hate me
 
2013-03-16 12:21:07 AM  
And still no dislike button
 
2013-03-16 12:21:26 AM  
I shall turn ALL OF YOU into fans!!!

/bwahahaha!
 
2013-03-16 12:24:05 AM  
I press like when people make a post containing bad news. Makes 'em wonder what I mean by it.
 
2013-03-16 12:31:14 AM  
www.aerojockey.com
 
2013-03-16 12:33:09 AM  
I'm not sure I like that.
 
2013-03-16 12:33:41 AM  
Feh. The article smells screwy.  It states that folks that openly declare their tastes online have higher IQ.  The article then goes on to explain just how much personal info such folks are giving away.   How smart can they be if they are too dumb to think about protecting their personal info?

So far I have never used facebook, so I have no familiarity with the like feature but I have to wonder why on Earth anybody would use it. Wtf is the point?  It seems to only be there to give marketing whores more data.
 
2013-03-16 12:34:09 AM  
I LIEK CHOCOLATE MILK
 
2013-03-16 12:34:20 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: I don't believe I've ever used the like button on Facebook.

Perhaps there isn't much that I like.

Maybe it was a sign when I found Grumpy Cat's optimism to be nauseating.


^ poetry ^
 
2013-03-16 12:35:34 AM  
all this time i thought it meant you killed a man driving home late one night and pushed the body down a ravine. boy am i red faced.
 
2013-03-16 12:37:54 AM  

Omahawg: I like boobs

also, beer

don't hate me


Have you tried combining them?

www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2013-03-16 12:39:27 AM  

Ima4nic8or: How smart can they be if they are too dumb to think about protecting their personal info?


Maybe smarter people aren't as paranoid.

/Couldn't care less if certain advertisers know what I like.
//Maybe I would actually buy their shiat for once
///Maybe
 
2013-03-16 12:42:12 AM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-16 12:46:25 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Feh. The article smells screwy.  It states that folks that openly declare their tastes online have higher IQ.  The article then goes on to explain just how much personal info such folks are giving away.   How smart can they be if they are too dumb to think about protecting their personal info?

So far I have never used facebook, so I have no familiarity with the like feature but I have to wonder why on Earth anybody would use it. Wtf is the point?  It seems to only be there to give marketing whores more data.


I have ten "Likes" on my Facebook page. One is for a page for finding local restaurants, another is for a bookstore (got extra points for "liking" their page), and the 8 other likes are for friends' pages. If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed. So if I like my friend's page promoting their small business, my friends will see that I like that page and their page/small business will get more exposure.

I only like things to help out my friends. Otherwise my profile is blank. I haven't filled out interests or anything like that. People that add me to Facebook hoping to learn more about me are out of luck.
 
2013-03-16 12:48:14 AM  
"One can imagine situations in which such predictions, even if incorrect, could pose a threat to an individual's well-being, freedom or even life," researchers said in the study's conclusion.

What do they mean by "even if"? Obviously incorrect inferences can be monstrous. Yeesh.
 
2013-03-16 12:59:32 AM  
"If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.
 
2013-03-16 01:09:54 AM  

Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.



Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?
 
2013-03-16 01:12:47 AM  

Amos Quito: Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?


yah only farkin losers use those stupid nerd machines called computers
 
2013-03-16 01:17:33 AM  
o.scdn.co
 
2013-03-16 01:27:33 AM  

Clock Spider Jerusalem: Amos Quito: Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?

yah only farkin losers use those stupid nerd machines called computers



Let me guess:

You invested YOUR LIFE'S SAVINGS prior to the Facebook IPO, and you're holdin' out, waiting for that stock "rebound".

Right?


/Farmville FTW
 
2013-03-16 01:31:17 AM  

Clock Spider Jerusalem: Amos Quito: Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?

yah only farkin losers use those stupid nerd machines called computers


Nothing wrong with using computers.  I use them frequently. To jerk off, to find shiat I need, or instructions on how to do something, to pay the bills, etc..  I just don't need one to inform my friends what I like.  My friends know what I like since I do this amazing, unheard of thing; I actually hang out with them in person and converse with them.  Facebook isn't going to tell them anything about me they don't already know.  Unless perhaps it tracks and informs my friends of my love of geriatric, midget porn, which to be honest is something I would rather they not know.

Just kidding about that last bit of course.  The point is, if I want my friends to know something about me they will know it.  I don't need some website that will also send all my info to marketers just to tell my friends what I like.
 
2013-03-16 01:36:35 AM  
I can probably guess most of these things just by looking at a person.
 
2013-03-16 01:44:48 AM  
I like three things: chess, making angry faces, and when others unlike things I don't like.
 
2013-03-16 02:01:37 AM  

Amos Quito: Clock Spider Jerusalem: Amos Quito: Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?

yah only farkin losers use those stupid nerd machines called computers


Let me guess:

You invested YOUR LIFE'S SAVINGS prior to the Facebook IPO, and you're holdin' out, waiting for that stock "rebound".

Right?


/Farmville FTW


i put all my money into uncle stephanos donair shop
 
2013-03-16 02:06:44 AM  
Back in my day, we all sat around the church basement filling out and comparing consumer surveys for fun!

This is no different!
 
2013-03-16 02:29:41 AM  

Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


It's more like "if a certain percentage of your friends or someone you've flagged by posting on their wall and specifically seeking their profile likes something, and it fits with your known demographic data, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed."

Also worth nothing that FB doesn't touch your e-mail anymore, so many if not most people only log on once in a few days when there's an indicator that they've had messages specifically directed at them.
 
2013-03-16 02:33:08 AM  
I intentionally like weird crap so I can see weird crap ads.  its worth doing.
 
2013-03-16 02:45:44 AM  

Ima4nic8or: I just don't need one to inform my friends what I like.  My friends know what I like since I do this amazing, unheard of thing; I actually hang out with them in person and converse with them.  Facebook isn't going to tell them anything about me they don't already know.  Unless perhaps it tracks and informs my friends of my love of geriatric, midget porn, which to be honest is something I would rather they not know.


That is a little difficult to do when your friends (and family) live on multiple continents not in one village.
Welcome to the new millennia. Sorry about the fetish but you do realise you just posted on a website about what you do and do not like right ?

// nah didnt think so
 
2013-03-16 02:53:43 AM  

Slartibartfaster: Ima4nic8or: I just don't need one to inform my friends what I like.  My friends know what I like since I do this amazing, unheard of thing; I actually hang out with them in person and converse with them.  Facebook isn't going to tell them anything about me they don't already know.  Unless perhaps it tracks and informs my friends of my love of geriatric, midget porn, which to be honest is something I would rather they not know.

That is a little difficult to do when your friends (and family) live on multiple continents not in one village.
Welcome to the new millennia. Sorry about the fetish but you do realise you just posted on a website about what you do and do not like right ?

// nah didnt think so


Yeah, but he didn't post it into a database for the convenient creation of social spider charts, scatter charts, and statistical correlations used by marketers to control our behavior in purchasing and political choices.
 
2013-03-16 02:56:07 AM  

derpy: Yes, subby, that's exactly what the article says.




Ikr, apparently not one person before you read the article.
 
2013-03-16 02:57:25 AM  

Amos Quito: Ima4nic8or: "If you "Like" something, it will show up in your friends' Newsfeed"

Another negative.  I would rather not spam my friends.


Why would anyone who has friends be on Facebook?




R u stupid
 
2013-03-16 02:58:38 AM  
I love it when nobody takes the time to actually read the article
 
2013-03-16 03:17:18 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Yeah, but he didn't post it into a database for the convenient creation of social spider charts, scatter charts, and statistical correlations used by marketers to control our behavior in purchasing and political choices.


you sure about that ?
 
2013-03-16 03:25:44 AM  

Slartibartfaster: Lenny_da_Hog: Yeah, but he didn't post it into a database for the convenient creation of social spider charts, scatter charts, and statistical correlations used by marketers to control our behavior in purchasing and political choices.

you sure about that ?


Now that you mention it, Fark does use the Facebook behavioral tracker cookie.
 
2013-03-16 03:58:38 AM  
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"Oh yeah? Well I'm a blowjob enthusiast! Wanna see me shoot?! Cock this and I'll discharge a load for ya'!"
 
2013-03-16 03:59:55 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: [i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]
"Oh yeah? Well I'm a blowjob enthusiast! Wanna see me shoot?! Cock this and I'll discharge a load for ya'!"


Wrong thread, but still good, since I 'Like' George Carlin! :)
 
2013-03-16 04:06:45 AM  
In other breaking news: any one who uses facebook is a douchenozzle. Story at eleven.
 
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