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Facebook’s Emotion Manipulation Study Makes People Angry

Finally there is proof that any Facebook controversy is guaranteed to get people foaming at the mouth faster than Pavlov’s dog: Facebook’s Emotion Manipulation Study. The 2012 study run by researchers from Cornell University and the University of California in … Continue reading

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WhatsApp with Facebook Fraud? 19 billion reasons to Instagram the competition

Recently Derek Muller from Veritasium posted a YouTube video titled Facebook Fraud. Described as evidence that Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes, it has been a social media sensation. As a result, the video clip has not only registered … Continue reading

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Facebook: The Secret of Success Past, Present and Future: 2004, 2014 and 2024

2004: A service to the people Whatever happened pre-2004 in Facebook land is still a mystery. What happened after February 2004 when thefacebook.com launched is now history. Why was Facebook so successful? Consider the landscape at the time. The browser … Continue reading

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Unlimited Upload = Brain Overload

The Internet was once claimed as the ultimate democratisation of communication. Perhaps it still is, but in a global environment, the current online realm remains an unlikely paradox of fact and fiction. So many people are able to access this … Continue reading

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Brave New Olympics

Welcome sports fans to London 2012, officially the games of the 30th Olympiad and the last of the modern era. That’s right- the last of the modern era. Due to the explosion of digital technologies, the games of the last … Continue reading

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Facebook: like or unlike?

Last week’s Facebook IPO is a milestone for the social media industry and its meteoric rise over the last decade. It signals the coming of age for social media, recognizes ‘information’ as a commodity and establishes a commercial value for … Continue reading

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Google Me!

In recent times the on-line presence of corporate behemoths Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook have given rise to a number of controversies over internet privacy policies. At the heart of these issues are the current business models that necessitate corporations … Continue reading

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