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I guess Yegge was a little too optimistic about the open-mindedness of the management at Google.

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That would require the virus to successfully log in as you, and at that point does it matter?

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Well, this script/data now has the increased effect of being very socially detrimental. It would be absolutely awkward as hell if data like this came out to friends.

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"We have seen the video but have been unable to replicate the experience it shows," a Facebook representative told CNET in a statement. The company also once again detailed how its display-filtering technology, which surfaces news to user feeds, has built-in safeguards to keep potential spam out (emphasis mine): "Newsfeed is an automated system that is designed to deliver the most relevant content to you and your friends. The technology evaluates hundreds of factors, including your relationship to the poster, the type of content, the click-through rate (where appropriate), and people hiding similar posts from their feed. In real time, it decides what to display to you and what to filter for both Top News and Most Recent. It also includes systems that attempt to identify and block spam. Links have a history of the most abuse and are given the most scrutiny. As a result of all of these factors, a given link may be shown or filtered to people differently at different times."

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20093213-93/google-facebook...

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Pretty cool editorializing bro

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http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/the-facebook-...

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If you work at Facebook, mind posting your FB profile?

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Haha, yes I do mind. :)

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Why? How do we know you're not someone who works for a competitor and is out to discredit Facebook?

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You don't. I choose to stay anonymous for many reasons, but if it's any help, nothing I said could be construed as trying to discredit Facebook (even though I'm anonymous).

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type M-x polo

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Saying that someone is 'doing it wrong' on a social network is doing it wrong. The average user isn't going to think deeply about this stuff.

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