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Why We’re Hooked On Social Networks

Births, job losses, divorces, raises, vacations, successes, photos, drawings, articles, failures, and music: Social networks are places we share our stories. Sometimes those stories are personal, sometimes they’re informative, other times they’re just stupid. Let’s take a look at why we feel compelled to do it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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How to Move Past Failure

Failure is the most important step to reaching success, but it can still feel like it’s crushing your soul. To make failure your friend and not your enemy, you must overcome it. Here are some strategies for moving on after a tough break. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Facebook’s science experiment on users shows the company is even more powerful and unethical than we thought

If you were still unsure how much contempt Facebook has for its users, this will make everything hideously clear. In a report published at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Facebook data scientists conducted an experiment to manipulate the emotions of nearly 700,000 users to see if positive or negative emotions are as contagious on social [...]

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Facebook Experimented on Random Users to Study Newsfeed Emotions

Spend time with a Debbie Downer, and you’ll likely end up feeling blue. Turns out, the same is true digitally: Facebook’s new study says this "emotional contagion" works just as strongly through your News Feed—which they discovered after tinkering with the emotional content of nearly 700,000 random users’ feeds. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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