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+Lauren Weinstein had a good article about it yesterday as well. My perspective is that apparently it'll have to get worse, privacy-wise, before people start to care. 
 
+Alex Schleber +Alexander Becker

what is also interesting that it is intrinsically linked to the moronic semantic of the button called "Like"...

if there is a FB "page" called "Racism" that actually is AGAINST racism and people click "Like" on it (the FB way to "subscribe" to a "page" then suddenly "employers of people who like Racism"...
 
being somewhat linguistically semantically pedantic, I always try to avoid clicking "Like" as the FB's way of "+1"-ing any articles like "Drones kill 20 children in Pakistan" or things like that...
but many people do... as they got "FB conditioned" to treat "Like"button just as we treat "+1" over here, in the "more engineery-pedantic land of G+"

so in all seriousness - expect "headlines" in "blogs" like "Jews who like drones killing kindergarten children in Iran" and other such utter moronic crapola bullshit...
 
+Oleg Kiorsak yes, those issues have been discussed for a long time (when they switched from "Fans", those instantly became "Likers"... I mean "xx people like this"...).

'+1s' being ambiguous doesn't particularly help the situation either. I for one have believed for a long time that "Recommend/s" would be the most semantically appropriate, because in essence you are recommending that attention be paid to an item/page/post.
 
+Alex Schleber not too convinced about "recommends"... could be construed into same strange semantic linguistic constructs as "like"...
especially if processed in same "mechanistically" literalistic manner as "Facebook graph search" seem to be doing it...
(e.g. "Jewish mothers who recommend Bacon" ;)
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