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A writer for Wired clicked ‘like’ on every single article, update, or advertisement that Facebook presented to him over the course of two days, and described what it did to his feed. It turns out, the algorithm can go pretty wild if you’re willing to follow it down the rabbit hole of thumbs up. This leads Anthony to rail against social media and socializing in general, and Jeff to wonder what it means to be a machine.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Articles sent in by Sam Nolan: [http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/](http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/)

and Eric Trapp: [http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/hate-facebook-or-your-life.html](http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/hate-facebook-or-your-life.html)

A writer for Wired clicked ‘like’ on every single article, update, or advertisement that Facebook presented to him over the course of two days, and described what it did to his feed. It turns out, the algorithm can go pretty wild if you’re willing to follow it down the rabbit hole of thumbs up.  This leads Anthony to rail against social media and socializing in general, and Jeff to wonder what it means to be a machine.

Support us on Patreon!  http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns

Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Articles sent in by Sam Nolan:  http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/

 

and Eric Trapp:  http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/hate-facebook-or-your-life.html

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