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Ad Scammers Need Suckers, and Facebook Helps Find Them - Bloomberg
Affiliates once had to guess what kind of person might fall for their unsophisticated cons, targeting ads by age, geography, or interests. Now Facebook does that work for them. The social network tracks who clicks on the ad and who buys the pills, then starts targeting others whom its algorithm thinks are likely to buy. Affiliates describe watching their ad campaigns lose money for a few days as Facebook gathers data through trial and error, then seeing the sales take off exponentially. “They go out and find the morons for me,” I was told by an affiliate who sells deceptively priced skin-care creams with fake endorsements from Chelsea Clinton.
facebook  advertising  marketing  idiocracy  socialnetworking 
march 2018 by whip_lash
Emotion shapes the diffusion of moralized content in social networks (PDF Download Available)
Here, we show that the expression of moral emotion is key for the spread of moral and political ideas in online social networks, a process we call “moral contagion.” Using a large sample of social media communications about three polarizing moral/political issues (n = 563,312), we observed that the presence of moral-emotional words in messages increased their diffusion by a factor of 20% for each additional word.
socialnetworking  sociology  idiocracy 
december 2017 by whip_lash
A simple theory of Moore's Law and social media - Marginal REVOLUTION
People who are not so sensitive to social information will pursue social media with greater equanimity, and they may find those media productivity-enhancing.  Nevertheless they will become rather visibly introduced to a relatively new category of people for them — those who are overly sensitive to social information.  This group will become so transparent, so in their face, and also somewhat annoying.  Even those extremely insensitive to social information will not be able to help perceiving this alternate approach, and also the sometimes bad motivations that lie behind it.  The overly sensitive ones in turn will notice that another group is under-sensitive to the social considerations they value.  These two groups will think less and less of each other.  The insensitive will have been made sensitive. 
sociology  socialnetworking 
december 2017 by whip_lash
How To See Who Has Unfriended You On Facebook
It's called Unfriend Finder, and it works by monitoring your friends list and seeing who has disappeared since you last logged in.
facebook  socialnetworking 
january 2012 by whip_lash - the blog: Publishing a
There are four types of Twitter account based papers a user can create, and one Facebook account based. The audience of your paper, or the use of your paper, is going to influence the type of paper you create.
march 2011 by whip_lash
Cisco rolls out social network monitoring software
Cisco SocialMiner allows users to monitor status updates, forum posts and blogs of customers so they can be alerted of conversations related to their brand. The software is designed to not only enable enterprises to monitor the conversations of their customers but to engage those that require service, Cisco says.
privacy  cisco  socialnetworking 
november 2010 by whip_lash
The Technium: Twitter Predicts the Future
The chatter in Twitter can accurately predict the box-office revenues of upcoming movies weeks before they are released. In fact, Tweets can predict the performance of films better than market-based predictions, such as Hollywood Stock Exchange, which have been the best predictors to date.
socialnetworking  psychology  economics 
april 2010 by whip_lash
Find Similar Users on
Yesterday, I wrote a short Python (2.5) script that implements the following ideas:

1. Look at every link in your bookmarks: Who bookmarked the same page? Add these users to a list of people possibly similar to you.
2. The more bookmarks another user has in common with you, the higher your similarity.
3. The smaller the number of people who bookmarked a page, the more significant the fact that another user has this bookmark in common with you.
4. If a user has lots of bookmarks, common bookmarks are less remarkable. The percentage of common links counts.
tools  socialnetworking  web 
october 2009 by whip_lash
Delete 10 Facebook friends, get a free Whopper | The Social - CNET News
The funniest part: The "sacrifices" show up in your activity feed. So it'll say, for example, "Caroline sacrificed Josh Lowensohn for a free Whopper." Unfortunately, you can't delete your whole friends list and eat free (however unhealthily) for a week. The promotion is limited to one coupon per Facebook account.
marketing  facebook  socialnetworking 
january 2009 by whip_lash

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