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On Facebook, you are
what you ´like,´ study finds

Los Angeles Times, by Geoffrey Mohan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/12/2013 5:59:55 AM

Attention Facebook users: Do you "like" Mozart, science, "The Colbert Report" and curly fries? Chances are you´ve got a high IQ. Have you clicked the thumbs-up icon for Tyler Perry, Harley-Davidson and Lady Antebellum? Perhaps you´re not quite as cerebral. What you endorse on the popular social media website may say a whole lot more about you than you intended, researchers from the University of Cambridge in Britain have found. You may not think twice about your fondness for NASCAR, "The Bachelor" and Oklahoma State University, but those affirmations fit the pattern of a person who´s conservative

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/12/2013 6:05:57 AM     (No. 9220465)

What a goofy way of measuring a person´s aptitude.I´s a better way of measuring a person´ celebrity cult worship.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: frenesi1, 3/12/2013 6:12:22 AM     (No. 9220473)

Amazon and Netflix do something similar. They look at everything I have ordered and make recommendations. They have NEVER recommended anything I was interested in.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/12/2013 7:10:41 AM     (No. 9220529)

Every time I read something about FB, I´m glad my account´s dormant.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/12/2013 7:17:25 AM     (No. 9220538)

I like FB. I guess it depends on what you use it for.

I belong to some special interest groups with members from around the world ... share information and research and contacts.

And - it´s great to keep up with friends and family scattered around the country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mythman, 3/12/2013 8:57:57 AM     (No. 9220693)

#2 nails it. And the Colbert Report? I think not. A survey showed 1/3 of younger Americans "get their news from comedians". No intellegence there, for sure.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman, 3/12/2013 9:18:16 AM     (No. 9220725)

I believe even the pictures you post are used to profile you. My account is dormant also.
I won´t click on most LAT articles because I loose brain cells each time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bevan, 3/12/2013 10:21:02 AM     (No. 9220853)

The most intelligent people do not have a Facebook account

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/12/2013 12:39:15 PM     (No. 9221115)

You could really pull some chains with this:

Favorite authors: William Butler Yeats and Jackie Collins.

Favorite music: Vivaldi and Justin Bieber

Favorite foods: Foie gras and Doritos

Favorite drinks; Moet et Chandon and Red Bull





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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/12/2013 3:32:04 PM     (No. 9221411)

Big Effin Deal...Fauxbook is nothing but a haven for losers!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Japanorama, 3/13/2013 3:11:55 AM     (No. 9222073)

You are what you like?
I like me, so I am me.

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