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OkCupid Joins Facebook in an Admission That It Manipulated Users

OkCupid joins Facebook in admitting that it has manipulated its users. The popular American dating site owned by IAC works by providing users with ratings, or compatibility scores, based on questions they answer about their own personalities and interests. It … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied Social Media Users Speak Out But Will Facebook Listen?

Ask the question and most people will have an opinion on social media. The rise of Facebook and other networking platforms has changed the way we communicate forever, so it’s no surprise that we’re making ourselves vocal on the way … Continue reading

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Facebook Testing ‘Buy’ Button for Small Businesses So You Never Leave Their Site

Great news out of Facebook if you own a small to medium-sized business. The company is in the process of testing a new “Buy” button which allows the business to embed the button to either their page posts or within … Continue reading

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Reasons You Really Should Quit Facebook for 99 Days of Freedom

We all know that we spend more time than we should on Facebook. After Facebook conducted a controversial experiment to see if they were able to manipulated people’s emotions (which they were), more people began to question whether being on … Continue reading

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Quit Facebook for 99 Days and Be Happy: Gain 28 Hours of Valuable Time

Time is valuable. The cost of wasted time can end up being quite expensive. For example, cutting down on time spent watching TV can have dramatic positive financial consequences. For the average person who spends 17 minutes a day on … Continue reading

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EPIC Fail: Facebook Study Provokes Formal Complaint from Privacy Group

On Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), requesting the company be investigated. The thirteen page complaint (PDF) states Facebook “purposefully messed with people’s minds” in order to conduct … Continue reading

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Facebook Study That Manipulated Users: Why You Should Be Concerned

When you signed up for Facebook, you probably didn’t think that one of the things you agreed to was to let the company do psychological tests on you, but that’s what Facebook claims you did. They contend one of the … Continue reading

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Facebook Can Manipulate Your Emotions Says Secret Experiment on 700,000 Users

You may not have realized it, but as part of the terms and conditions you agree to when using Facebook, you allow the company to treat you like a rat in experiments they want to conduct. Yes, you read that … Continue reading

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What Does a 30 Minute Facebook Outage Cost? Half a Million Dollars

When most websites go down for a half hour, nobody even notices. When the website is Facebook, however, it becomes a major news story. While being down for 30 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, it’s an eternity for … Continue reading

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The Financial Negatives of Social Networking

Last week my colleague here at SavingAdvice, David, wrote about the financial benefits of Facebook. His piece contained some valuable information for those looking to join Facebook. However, I’m of a different opinion with regards to Facebook and social networking … Continue reading

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The Financial Benefits of Facebook

Are you a Facebook user? If not, why not? I would like to think that everyone already has some familiarity with Facebook. Nevertheless, for the three of four readers who have not yet encountered Facebook, it is a social networking … Continue reading

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