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Doing Harm by Way of Habit

Facebook’s experiment on emotions got more feedback than any academic research had before. Many quitted, some raged. The reaction concerned, first, experimenting, second, manipulating.

Facebook experimented with News Feed by reducing or increasing posts containing positive and negative emotions. 314 more words

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Fall: A Haunted Memory

Fall is a Haunted Memory. The ghosts of seasons, past and future, tread through the leaves. Summer dies in a blaze of glory that turns brittle brown. 226 more words


The "Tarpaulin Revolution" and media bias

On Saturday, 18th October the TUC-organised “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” march took place, with somewhere between fifty and one hundred thousand participants.

Following this, Occupy London set up at Parliament Square on Saturday night, with a programme of events planned for this week. 780 more words

Beep Beep, Mr. Veep!

Beep Beep, Mr. Veep! 

The chance to react to any news story in the websites of media almost instantly is now within the fingertips of readers. 416 more words

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I Can't Buy a Better Body: What Television Ads Do to Women

I am a woman. I am proud to be a woman. But I do not look like this.

Or this.

Or this.

And according to ads on television or on other media outlets, when I look like the above ads, I have everything. 535 more words

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