The Invention of Friends (Dunbar’s Number) – YouTube

Facebook’s new tool will tell you how it knows so much about you – Vox

The “Off-Facebook Activity” tool lets you see — and somewhat control — what other sites and apps tell Facebook about you.

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Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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Photographer asks teens to edit their portraits for social media, and the results are alarming – DIY Photography

When you take a selfie, when is it ready to be posted on social media? How much editing does it need before you share it with your followers? British photographer John Rankin Waddell, aka Rankin,

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People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds – The Verge

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.

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What Facebook knows about you – Axios

On Facebook’s map of humanity, the node for “you” often includes vast awareness of your movements online and a surprising amount of info about what you do offline, too.

The big picture: Even when you’re cautious about sharing, Facebook’s dossier on you will be hefty. Facebook tackles its mission of “bringing the world closer together” by creating a map of humanity, and each of us represents a tiny node on this “social graph.”

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How rumors spread on social media during weather disasters | NSF – National Science Foundation

After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the agency’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate are reporting results produced to date. This is the second article in the series. Jun Zhuang, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University at Buffalo, used a combination of social networking, content analysis and surveys to understand the role of social media in communicating during disaster preparedness and response.

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How to Delete Your Instagram Account | PCMag.com

You have an Instagram account for sharing and following your favorite photos and videos. Maybe you enjoyed the service at some point, but now you want to pull the plug. Perhaps the algorithmic feed is driving you nuts; maybe you’re wasting too much time watching stories.

No problem. Instagram offers a couple of options.

If you just want to take a break from the service on the chance you might return to it in the future, you can disable your account. If you definitely want to cut the cord, you can delete your account for good. Disabling your account just renders it inactive until you sign back in. Deleting your account removes your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes, and followers. Let’s look at both options.

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