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(WorldNetDaily)   Facebook gives people who depend upon it for information on current events what they deserve   (wnd.com) divider line 58
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2014-09-02 08:57:14 AM  
Ironic tag should have been used since linking to WND.
 
2014-09-02 09:04:34 AM  
Realization that half your bloodline is batshiat crazy and you really shouldn't hang around that level of derp in case they accidently kill you for being one of "them"?

/there's a reason I don't friend anyone remotely blood-related to me or my SO
 
2014-09-02 09:32:54 AM  
Not clicking WND link.. Nope.. Not gonna do it..
 
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2014-09-02 09:45:20 AM  
What was all that garbage below th article?  It was as though a bunch of click-bait ads had click-bait summaries.
 
2014-09-02 09:54:45 AM  
I actually agree with this headline.  People who depend on WND really do get what they deserve.
 
2014-09-02 09:57:14 AM  
Half the crazy derp on Facebook originates from WND. So, yeah.
 
2014-09-02 10:22:22 AM  

DeaH: Half the crazy derp on Facebook originates from WND. So, yeah.


I have a small number of `friends' who do nothing but share this shiat. And 99.9% of it has an article on Snopes debunking it.  I just gave up posting Snopes links in the comments of these people because I realized no matter how much their told the shiat they "share" as "news" or "shocking evidence" they'll still keep the derp train rolling.  Even sadder, most of this shiat shared on Facebook isn't even webpages.. It's usually a photo taken from some other news story and captioned to fit a narrative.   It's mildly infuriating that people use Tumblr and Facebook as their source for factual information.
 
2014-09-02 10:35:48 AM  

stpauler: Ironic tag should have been used since linking to WND.


Fark needs an Intredasting tag.
 
2014-09-02 10:41:24 AM  

styckx: DeaH: Half the crazy derp on Facebook originates from WND. So, yeah.

I have a small number of `friends' who do nothing but share this shiat. And 99.9% of it has an article on Snopes debunking it.  I just gave up posting Snopes links in the comments of these people because I realized no matter how much their told the shiat they "share" as "news" or "shocking evidence" they'll still keep the derp train rolling.  Even sadder, most of this shiat shared on Facebook isn't even webpages.. It's usually a photo taken from some other news story and captioned to fit a narrative.   It's mildly infuriating that people use Tumblr and Facebook as their source for factual information.


Then what are you suggesting?  That they believe the lies spewed by the Lamestream MSM Media?
 
2014-09-02 11:03:37 AM  
Filtering to content that you (presumably) want to see is not "suppressing" anything.

/Now the part that I don't like is that the switch between the "top stories" view and the "most recent" view isn't sticky annoys me.
 
2014-09-02 12:25:19 PM  
WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.
 
2014-09-02 12:26:24 PM  
LOL.

This isn't news WND.  It's how Facebook said they would serve you news, it would be tailored to what you like.

So super libby lib Facebook user isn't going to see the latest in WND Benghazi-chicken farking, and super Tea Party Republican is not going to see any DailyKos or HuffPo links.
 
2014-09-02 12:27:15 PM  
Haven't looked at my FB in oh....something like 8 days now.

Sure as all hell ain't clicking on a WND link.
 
2014-09-02 12:29:47 PM  
Getting your news from facebook.  Isn't that like getting your news from some crazy neighbor who just watched Fox and is now telling you what's happening?
 
2014-09-02 12:30:05 PM  
Fark shows me ads that seem to be based on the articles I read.

This is worse than Stalin.
 
2014-09-02 12:37:48 PM  
I went there once. Got as far as "list your friends". Turned around, grabbed my hat and left.
 
2014-09-02 12:40:21 PM  

PaulRB: Getting your news from facebook.  Isn't that like getting your news from some crazy neighbor who just watched Fox and is now telling you what's happening?


No, it's several steps lower. Fox lies. WND makes shiat up.
 
2014-09-02 12:43:17 PM  

stpauler: Ironic tag should have been used since linking to WND.


Came in here to say this, although I am sure the irony escapes the WND staff and readers. Only difference is Facebook doesn't claim to be a new source while trying to exploit you for money like WND does. Facebook is more honest about it's exploitation of users for financial gains.
 
2014-09-02 12:47:30 PM  
hmmmmm... this one's a real headscratcher for me. first dnrtfa because wnd, now that that is out of the way (i know, i know, i said that twice), from this thread i gleen that the scribbler of the "article" doesn't like facebook. i also don't like facebook. that means i have something in common with someone who "writes" for wnd other than being a carbon based lifeform, and i feel dirty for just having to type that out (even if i was only typing it with my thumbs, and as gin rummy tells us nothing of any merit has ever been typed by tumb).
so do i reevaluate my dislike for facebook and social media in general, or chalk it up to the blind squirrel axiom?
 
2014-09-02 12:49:21 PM  
As FSM is my witness, I had no idea you could get news about or from anything/anyone other than your family and friends on FB.
 
2014-09-02 12:56:26 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: I went there once. Got as far as "list your friends". Turned around, grabbed my hat and left.


no option for 'not applicable'?
 
2014-09-02 12:59:34 PM  
So Facebook learned that echo chambers make good money
 
2014-09-02 01:01:26 PM  
I stopped looking at facebook four days ago and every eight hours they email me saying "why aren't you on facebook?"
 
2014-09-02 01:01:31 PM  
Here's the article for those who click on WND.

Intellectual Takeout posted an excerpt from a fascinating article by James E. Miller at Takimag, sardonically titled: "Facebook is Not Watching You."
Miller says social media, in particular Facebook, is altering our concept of the news.
Referencing an article from the Washington Post, Miller writes: "Facebook is using its algorithm to control the flow of news. While social media platforms like Twitter are broadcasting information in real time, Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild is filtering 'upsetting' content - including the rash of violence in Ferguson. Think of it as a trigger warning to protect delicate sensibilities. Or more accurately: information suppression."
Surprised? Now we learn that Facebook is manipulating the newsfeed via a new marketing ploy to disrupt how stories are spread. Instead, FB is boosting positive stories while suppressing negative content.
Miller writes that in a national crisis, the Internet serves as a community bulletin board: "Regarding Michael Brown, millions of opinions on the [#Ferguson] teenager's death are popping up on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. In all this proselytizing, armchair commentators are discovering something new: not all social networks are playing along."
It's a fascinating read. Especially if you're a Facebook user, in which case, it's a "must read."


Article summary: FB has an algorithm, some things get filtered, this is important in some way.

/That was horrible
//Never again, WND, never again
///Now I feel dirty
 
2014-09-02 01:06:24 PM  

Flab: styckx: DeaH: Half the crazy derp on Facebook originates from WND. So, yeah.

I have a small number of `friends' who do nothing but share this shiat. And 99.9% of it has an article on Snopes debunking it.  I just gave up posting Snopes links in the comments of these people because I realized no matter how much their told the shiat they "share" as "news" or "shocking evidence" they'll still keep the derp train rolling.  Even sadder, most of this shiat shared on Facebook isn't even webpages.. It's usually a photo taken from some other news story and captioned to fit a narrative.   It's mildly infuriating that people use Tumblr and Facebook as their source for factual information.

Then what are you suggesting?  That they believe the lies spewed by the Lamestream MSM Media?


Well, McClatchy just posted a link to an article that says Republicans are poised to take the Senate.
 
2014-09-02 01:13:14 PM  

heavymetal: stpauler: Ironic tag should have been used since linking to WND.

Came in here to say this, although I am sure the irony escapes the WND staff and readers. Only difference is Facebook doesn't claim to be a new source while trying to exploit you for money like WND does. Facebook is more honest about it's exploitation of users for financial gains.


Come on, WND exists to get its readers the secrets of seduction liberals don't want them to know, or to teach them how to have the body of their dreams by humping the floor.  They're all about making people's lives better.
 
2014-09-02 01:16:33 PM  

D135: Here's the article


Thankee!  That was an interes...well, it was a read, anyway.

/hopefully Fark will let me know if I ever start missing anything by not clicking wnd
 
2014-09-02 01:56:22 PM  
I find it very interesting that Jennifer Lawrence never got into the top 3 of the Trending applet. Her name was only typed in to Google 5,000,000 times on the day before Labor Day. Second place was 100,000+ searches. Jimi Jameson has only 50,000+ searches but is at the top of my Trending applet in Facebook.
 
2014-09-02 02:01:37 PM  

Tobin_Lam: I find it very interesting that Jennifer Lawrence never got into the top 3 of the Trending applet. Her name was only typed in to Google 5,000,000 times on the day before Labor Day. Second place was 100,000+ searches. Jimi Jameson has only 50,000+ searches but is at the top of my Trending applet in Facebook.


I wouldn't be at all surprised if she was deliberately excluded.
 
2014-09-02 02:07:37 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: I went there once. Got as far as "list your friends". Turned around, grabbed my hat and left.


i totally, totally believe you.
I believe everything you say.

*snickers*
 
2014-09-02 02:22:47 PM  

Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.


Green order:
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img1.fark.net
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img1.fark.net
img1.fark.net
img1.fark.net

Is it lunatic Tuesday?
 
2014-09-02 02:31:58 PM  

nyseattitude: Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.

Green order:
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
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Is it lunatic Tuesday?


Not possible.  I have it from top trolls shills conservatards posters here that say FARK is a libby lib lib echo chamber!!!
 
2014-09-02 02:38:06 PM  

jake_lex: heavymetal: stpauler: Ironic tag should have been used since linking to WND.

Came in here to say this, although I am sure the irony escapes the WND staff and readers. Only difference is Facebook doesn't claim to be a new source while trying to exploit you for money like WND does. Facebook is more honest about it's exploitation of users for financial gains.

Come on, WND exists to get its readers the secrets of seduction liberals don't want them to know, or to teach them how to have the body of their dreams by humping the floor.  They're all about making people's lives better.


Oh yeah?  Well when my THREE EASY PAYMENTS of $19.95 finally clears and I get the secret to ROCK HARD ABS that SCARES NANCY PELOSI TO DEATH, we'll see who has the last laugh.
 
2014-09-02 02:48:16 PM  

nyseattitude: Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.

Green order:
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[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]

Is it lunatic Tuesday?


Derp = clicks. Clicks = $ for fark.com.... and here we are, posting in the discussion thread for the derp, perpetuating the cycle.

How is this confusing to anyone?
 
2014-09-02 02:49:46 PM  
Oh wow...please tell me that this comment at the bottom of the article page was posted by a Farker, wanting to screw with other commenters' heads:


JohnK57  • 3 hours ago

Why does anyone subject themselves to Facebook? Use myspace. Justin Timberlake owns it and he's much cooler and more laid-back than the CIA tool Zuckerberg.
 
2014-09-02 03:02:22 PM  

but whole: nyseattitude: Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.

Green order:
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]

Is it lunatic Tuesday?

Derp = clicks. Clicks = $ for fark.com.... and here we are, posting in the discussion thread for the derp, perpetuating the cycle.

How is this confusing to anyone?


so if i understand what you're saying, it's us lurkers who never, ever rtfa or pay for TF and just come to read the comments and make lame half-assed jokes who are the real heros.
 
2014-09-02 03:40:10 PM  

cashdaddy: Oh wow...please tell me that this comment at the bottom of the article page was posted by a Farker, wanting to screw with other commenters' heads:


JohnK57  • 3 hours ago

Why does anyone subject themselves to Facebook? Use myspace. Justin Timberlake owns it and he's much cooler and more laid-back than the CIA tool Zuckerberg.


I thought it might be, but then with ReaganBook still being in offline mode, the derpers might be looking towards a MySpace takeover. I think the online branch of their movement is still reeling from the closing down of GeoCities.
 
2014-09-02 04:00:20 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: nyseattitude: Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.

Green order:
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]

Is it lunatic Tuesday?

Not possible.  I have it from top trolls shills conservatards posters here that say FARK is a libby lib lib echo chamber!!!


It is.  You think a True Patriot(TM) would rely on left wing trash like WND or Breitbart?
 
2014-09-02 04:14:16 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Satan's Bunny Slippers: nyseattitude: Maud Dib: WTF, 2 WNDs this morning?
Damn, this place has gone into the shiatter.

Green order:
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]
[img1.fark.net image 77x27]

Is it lunatic Tuesday?

Not possible.  I have it from top trolls shills conservatards posters here that say FARK is a libby lib lib echo chamber!!!

It is.  You think a True Patriot(TM) would rely on left wing trash like WND or Breitbart?


I don't think a True Patriot (TM) can use the internet without shiatting themselves to potato.

But, I see your point.  :)
 
2014-09-02 04:19:06 PM  
Now hole on jes a minute here. This here artrical says that Facebook is only putting out positive stuff, and the Frak link above says the Pres. is blaming social media for the doom and gloom stuff. I was borned confused. I don't need no help from y'all.
 
2014-09-02 04:22:42 PM  
People should not rely on Facebook for information about current events, unless it's the WND Facebook page they are reading.
 
2014-09-02 04:25:25 PM  
Meanwhile, back on earth ... A SECOND US journalist has recently been been beheaded by ISIS.  But that's OK right?  As long as it didn't happen on American soil, that is.  WAKE UP, LIBTARDS!
 
2014-09-02 04:29:30 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Meanwhile, back on earth ... A SECOND US journalist has recently been been beheaded by ISIS.  But that's OK right?  As long as it didn't happen on American soil, that is.  WAKE UP, LIBTARDS!


Nice threadjack!
 
2014-09-02 04:30:51 PM  
 
2014-09-02 04:31:49 PM  

BMulligan: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Meanwhile, back on earth ... A SECOND US journalist has recently been been beheaded by ISIS.  But that's OK right?  As long as it didn't happen on American soil, that is.  WAKE UP, LIBTARDS!

Nice threadjack!


<BREAKING NEWS>

Better now?
 
2014-09-02 04:36:30 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Better now?


No.
 
2014-09-02 04:41:48 PM  

BMulligan: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Better now?

No.


It certainly isn't.
 
2014-09-02 04:43:59 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: BMulligan: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Better now?

No.

It certainly isn't.


And I'm sure there are many people who would enjoy discussing the matter with you - in an appropriate thread.
 
2014-09-02 04:56:41 PM  
WND is a fundy Tupperware party.  There are always one or two new books that they "review" that tell you how to use numerology to make big bucks in Israeli real estate or why you want to go on a fundies only cruise.
 
2014-09-02 05:41:58 PM  

styckx: DeaH: Half the crazy derp on Facebook originates from WND. So, yeah.

I have a small number of `friends' who do nothing but share this shiat. And 99.9% of it has an article on Snopes debunking it.  I just gave up posting Snopes links in the comments of these people because I realized no matter how much their told the shiat they "share" as "news" or "shocking evidence" they'll still keep the derp train rolling.


And they will write off Snopes as being a "liberal shill machine", no matter how many ACTUAL facts are cited in the Snopes breakdown, vs. the NO facts cited in their FB rants.
 
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