When people engaged in direct interaction with others—that is, posting on walls, messaging, or “liking” something—their feelings of bonding and general social capital increased, while their sense of loneliness decreased. But when participants simply consumed a lot of content passively, Facebook had the opposite effect, lowering their feelings of connection and increasing their sense of loneliness How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy by Maria Konnikova

But a balance must be struck. A 2012 survey found that 46% of Facebook users had unfriended people for oversharing:

Barrages of status updates, volleys of photos and ‘liking’ too many pages were the main reasons people gave for cutting their virtual ties with friends.

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Through filters and into their files Preface to the Work by K 2

I just took a look at when this was put onto the site, and it was before the NSA revelations provided by the Snowden leaks. Haha, maybe this guy isn’t crazy?

(No, he’s still crazy.)

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Under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution all prisoners in America are considered slaves. My "Final Statement on Earth" by Ray Jasper

Jasper is correct.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted…

News Genius breaks down the Amendment here.

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Sebastián Valenzuela and his colleagues came to the opposite conclusion of Kross: that using Facebook makes us happier How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy by Maria Konnikova

Valenzuela employed a Bourdieuian analysis, gauging variations in college-aged users' social capital, defined by the researchers as “life satisfaction, social trust, civic engagement, and political participation.”

These findings do not support the popular view that heavy Facebook users are more isolated and less connected than occasional users. The data show that the opposite holds true…

But the findings were hardly overwhelming:

Admittedly, the relationship between Facebook use and social capital was not large… the positive and significant associations between the Facebook variables and the dependent variables were small, suggesting that [social networks] are not the most effective solution for youth disengagement from civic duty and democracy.

Read the study here.

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Nathan Heller wrote about loneliness in the magazine last year. How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy by Maria Konnikova

Heller described the contemporary tendency toward loneliness (or at least aloneness) in his review of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone:

[R]ecent demographic shifts suggest that aloneness, far from fading out in our connected age, is on its way in. In 1950, four million people in this country lived alone. These days, there are almost eight times as many, thirty-one million. Americans are getting married later than ever (the average age of first marriage for men is twenty-eight), and bailing on domestic life with alacrity (half of modern unions are expected to end in divorce).

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Beyond anything we can imagine Press conference on the situation in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin

Again, no. A 2013 report by Credit Suisse found that wealth disparity in Russia was unequaled among nations, barring a handful of Caribbean nations in which a single billionaire can skew the numbers, making the island countries outliers who need not be considered in this case.

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Now over to how this situation came about Press conference on the situation in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin

I’m sure we’ll hear unadulterated truths. Proceed, president…

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President’s residence Press conference on the situation in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin

At which point they found that Yanukovych was living large on the Ukraine’s largesse. The ousted president’s crib was opulent, with an insane car collection, an incredible theater, golden golf clubs, a private zoo, among other kingly possessions.

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Problems that are also acute in this country Press conference on the situation in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin

This is actually an understatement. A recent report published by Credit Suisse finds that Russia is the most unequal country in the world, barring a handful of Caribbean nations.

A full 35% of Russia’s wealth is in the hands of 110 people.

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You took a lengthy pause Press conference on the situation in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin

Other translations phrase it as “We waited for a quite a while,” suggesting that Putin was late and not that took “a lengthy pause” in his opening address to the reporters. Or that reporters have been waiting for access to Putin since the Crimean episode began.

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