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What Happens When You Remove Facebook's Most Popular Feature

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Benjamin Grosser describes himself as a longtime heavy Facebook user. But a couple of years ago, he noticed some disconcerting patterns in how he was ...

A True Friend 'Likes' What You Have to Say

Andrew Cristi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Andrew Cristi

I was recently hanging out with a friend. On that particular day she was in a sad state, bemoaning her boyfriend problems. She is known for turbulen...

The Fall Of Facebook - And What's Next

Nikita Bier | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Nikita Bier

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us would argue that our online identities are not who we really are. Rather, it's the mask we have to wear in today's social Internet.

There's A Time And Place For Sharing Data

Rajat Paharia | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Rajat Paharia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen the process for sharing data is transparent and linked to specific goals, most people don't mind revealing their data. And while most people understand this value at a retail level, another place where this is particularly true is when they're at work.

Curly Fries And Big Data: An Appetizing Path Forward For Responsible Data Use

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Jules Polonetsky

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBig Data could lead to the greatest advances society has seen in generations. Or, it could take us down a path of poor decisions and increased discrimination. Eating curly fries (unfortunately!) wont make us smart enough to guide the right decisions, but collaboration between technologists, policymakers, and businesses could.

Navigating the 'Fog of Data Ignorance'

William Hoffman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
William Hoffman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEffective transparency is not a one-way mirror that reduces individuals to being spectators on how their data is used. Instead, meaningful transparency requires both inbound and outbound information flows. It requires institutions (commercial and governmental) to listen and act upon the wants and needs of individuals.

Big Data, Democracy And The Path Not Taken

Shannon Vallor | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Shannon Vallor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGolbeck succumbs to a dangerous, self-fulfilling fatalism, one all too common among other well-meaning proponents of her alternative solution -- namely, to simply arm individual users with more digital tools to fight back.

Will Computers Soon Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

Dominic Basulto | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Dominic Basulto

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us simply find it too tiring, too complex, to pay much attention to all the privacy settings out there. How many of us, for example, actually change the password settings when we are supposed to? We assume, naively, that there must be some kind of law out there that keeps corporations from going too far with all that data they are collecting on us.

WATCH: Stunning Truths Your Facebook 'Likes' Really Reveal About You

TEDTalks | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
TEDTalks

Are you sharing more than you mean to online? Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how the simple act of "liking" something on social media reveals more personal information about you than you'd think. Is this what privacy looks like in the digital age - or is there another way?

Take Fewer Photos. Make More Memories.

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Braden S. Thompson

I sat there alone on the cold ground for the next 15 minutes quietly taking notice of every little thing. It's a memory and image I can still recall with vivid detail to this day. It never got any likes and no one knows what it looked like, but I don't care. I like it better that way.

How to Get More 'Likes' on Your Start-Up's Facebook Page

Fueled | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Fueled

Do you remember your first day of school, your heart pounding and palms sweating in the hope of making a new friend? Starting a business is like going back to school all over again, and it's time to make some friends.

How Facebook Likes Get Bought And Sold

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube vi...

Is It Really All About The 'Likes'?

Samantha Mayberry | Posted 02.11.2014 | Teen
Samantha Mayberry

A teenage girl is worth so much more than the amount of likes on her Instagram picture, or the amount of followers she has.

Hey, You Look Different..

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology

"Like" it or not, Facebook just made a big change. Facebook announced changes to their "Share" and "Like" buttons on Wednesday, the first time the ...

People Who Crave Approval More Likely To Use Facebook: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

Looking for a little affirmation that people like you? You may be more likely to head to Facebook in search of "likes," according to a new study. ...

Is Twitter and Facebook the End of Society?

David Wygant | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
David Wygant

We've become so social media reliant even people we're close to now only send us Facebook messages on our birthday. And we've become such a disconnected society.

Why People 'Like' Brands On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology

To many, "liking" a brand on Facebook seems even more disagreeable than befriending a former coworker with a cat obsession. It means opting in for mor...

The Social Media Borg: A Culture of Likes

Sam Fiorella | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

As social media moves goes from infancy in to its toddler years, maybe we need to teach it how to handle disagreements in a positive and constructive way. Maybe we should go so far as to encourage it.

The Like Trail: What You Like on Facebook Says More Than You Know

Matthew Hutson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Matthew Hutson

Previous research has shown that basic demographic information (such as age, gender, and education level) can be guessed by looking at online profiles. But a new study goes much farther, documenting clues for intelligence, sexual orientation, and drug use.

Your Facebook 'Likes' Can Reveal If You Do Drugs, How You Vote

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gag...

Mad Dash for Meaning

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.13.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

As details continue to emerge about Roberts, the 22 year-old gyro cook identified by police as the gunman who fatally shot two people and then himself, much of the media's speculation has centered on the rather unremarkable contents of his Facebook page.

If You Didn't 'Like' It On Facebook, Did You Ever Like It At All?

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.26.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

I spent time liking things on my own profile, following people I like on Twitter, all to cultivate an online reputation that matches who I am IRL, hoping that someone is doing the same for me.

POOF! Website Shows Romney's Plunging Facebook Popularity

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Mitt Romney is losing a lot of "friends" after his defeat in the presidential race last week. Newly launched website "Disappearing Romney" tracks ...

Facebook Gets Real Serious About Cracking Down On Fake 'Likes'

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is weeding out fake "Likes" on its social network that are being caused by s...

'Like' It Or Not: Here Comes The Digitally Empowered Customer

Michael Haydock | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Michael Haydock

In the past, the head of technology at a company called the shots about hardware and software that was needed to keep an organization humming. Then the world changed as technology was used to reach customers through Web sites and social networks.