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How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls In Its Quest For Ad Revenue

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg

How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls in its Quest for Ad Revenue

Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was “liking” a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models.

“I just thought it was for modeling, and I’m interested in that, and I thought it would help me out,” Sophie said.

Sophie wasn’t the only teen connecting with the page, which Facebook statistics show is most popular with users 13 to 17. Clicking on it didn’t pull the teens into nude webcam modeling, but did mean they would receive the page’s updates and could be mentioned in future versions of the ad.

- From the Wall Street Journal’s recent article: Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs: the Facebook Ads Teens Aren’t Supposed to See

This post is my third in recent weeks exploring what exactly is going on with the Facebook business model. The company reported stellar results in its latest earnings report, which has led to many questions as to exactly how they are making all this advertising money. Well the pieces are finally starting to come together, and the answer is not pretty.

For some context, I suggest you first read the previous articles I posted:

How Much of Facebook’s Ad Revenue is From Click Fraud?

This Man’s $600,000 Facebook Disaster is a Warning For All Small Businesses

With all that in mind, let’s move on to the third piece of the puzzle. The routine exploitation of the weakness and most gullible members of society, teenage girls.

The crazy thing here is not that some random selection of underage girls are being led to click on ads that direct them to adult video cam sites and dangerous dietary supplements, but that they represent the primary demographic clicking on these ads.

This story from the Wall Street Journal is sure to make your blood boil no matter who you are, but particularly if you are a parent with young children.

From the WSJ:

“Who do you like?” asked recent ads on Facebook, featuring young women in alluring poses.

Some of the ads were configured to reach young teens, who were invited to join an app called Ilikeq that let others rate their attractiveness, comment on their photos and say if they would like to date them.

That’s how 14-year-old Erica Lowder’s picture ended up on display to adult men online. Users of Ilikeq, one of Facebook’s fastest-growing “lifestyle” apps, were able to click through to the Indianapolis girl’s Facebook page. 

The case offers a glimpse into how young Facebook users are sometimes exposed to ads inappropriate for them. A 14-year-old girl in Washington state said she “liked” an ad that led to the Facebook page of a nude webcam-modeling site.
Facebook said it approved the ads for young teens because it hadn’t categorized Ilikeq as a dating site. It said it has now done so and has disabled Ilikeq ads for those below its minimum age for dating-site ads, 18. 

Advertisers on Facebook can set their ads to reach all users or narrow the focus. Facebook’s website says it can help advertisers target consumers based on an array of user information it collects, such as age, gender, relationship status, politics and type of phone owned.

“We take the quality of ads on Facebook very seriously,” Facebook said in a statement. 

Really? You could’ve fooled me.

Facebook used to limit ads to users 18 and older by default. An advertiser who wanted to reach younger people had to change the setting.

In 2011, it eliminated this restriction for some advertisers, so their ads could be shown to all unless specified. That change was extended to all advertisers in 2012, around the time of Facebook’s initial public offering.

Just a coincidence I’m sure…

The change meant roughly 10 million U.S. Facebook users aged from 13 to 17 were exposed to a wider range of marketing. Facebook said it made the change because most advertisers wanted to reach users of all ages, and most ads are appropriate for all.

Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was “liking” a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models.

“I just thought it was for modeling, and I’m interested in that, and I thought it would help me out,” Sophie said.

Sophie wasn’t the only teen connecting with the page, which Facebook statistics show is most popular with users 13 to 17. Clicking on it didn’t pull the teens into nude webcam modeling, but did mean they would receive the page’s updates and could be mentioned in future versions of the ad.

Sophie’s father, Robert Bean, said he found the matter “pretty disgusting.” He said that if Facebook is aware of such ads, “they need to be exposed for dealing with companies like this.”

Ads for diet products containing a substance called HCG have run on Facebook. HCG, a hormone produced during pregnancy, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a prescription drug for infertility. But the agency, in a 2011 news release headed “HCG Diet Products Are Illegal,” said HCG doesn’t help with weight loss and isn’t approved for over-the-counter sale for any purpose.

A Florida outfit that has run Facebook ads in the past uses an “HCG Diet Kits” Facebook page as an online storefront to sell HCG serum and syringes. The page is most popular with Facebook users aged 13 to 24, according to Facebook’s statistics. On Feb. 20, the page posted “Back in stock!” and listed prices for its diet-shots kits to its Facebook following.

Sickening.

Full article here.

 

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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:43 | 4492450 Normalcy Bias
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Wha?! Facebook is sleazy, and will do anything for a buck? You don't say!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:50 | 4492467 RevRex
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And you are surprised the National Socialist Semite Media is slimy?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:05 | 4492499 Dear Infinity
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Mark Zuckerman knows what you're typing.... even when you delete it

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:20 | 4492521 NoDebt
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Zuckerberg.  And yes, he does.  You'd have to be insane to let your kids on it.  If you're an adult, seriously, what do you really need it for?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:41 | 4492550 medium giraffe
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But without using Facebook how would we express our glorious and singular uniqueness like everyone else does?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:46 | 4492632 Bob
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It reminds me of young children. 

I remember when my 2-3 year old's would scribble some shit off with crayons or markers on a sheet of paper--any paper, they really didn't care, but I made sure it was good paper--and proudly presented it to me.  I was obligated to coo "Good Job!" or ""Beautiful" or "I love it!" . . . whatever it would take to make them feel pride in their "work." 

On FB it's a [click] Like

Problem is that people into FB genuinely believe that their "work" is inspiring nothing but Love.  The real thing.  Public "Likes" that the whole wide world can see!

Even my family and "friends" should know better than that.

WTF.

 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 06:10 | 4492874 PR Guy
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Even Death has an opinion about Facebook!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXWXjUIMLQc

 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:28 | 4492962 negative rates
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Do you how to sell ads on FACEbook?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:46 | 4493023 knukles
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Somebody needs his balls cut off.
Hint:  He is a major DC donator to the current PTB.
Hint:  Before his company was taken public, a major motion picture if Him as a Genius, portrayed in an incredibly favorable light, was made "promoting" Him and His Product
Hint:  His product is one of the MAJOR vehicles for Nasty PTB to control you
Hint:  He knows full well this shit is going on
Hint:  He doesn't give a flying fuck about anybody but hios little egomaniacal  narcissistic self.
Hint:  Yes, that's the guy who should be "sterilized" for the well being of the Human Gene Pool

Hint:  The Watcher kno this shit is going on and don't do anything about it... luring underage girls into porn.

Conclusion:  The whole fucking thing has and is a product of them who wish to control your consciousness

Stay unindoctrinated, my friends

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:23 | 4493481 Big Slick
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Bob - I just "up" arrowed you.

ZH has "up" and "down" arrows, so it's different than "like"s, right?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:51 | 4493593 TBT or not TBT
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No "dislike" buttons on Fakebook.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:58 | 4493400 A Nanny Moose
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Without an FB account, you cannot comment on Huffnpuff Post.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 15:34 | 4494132 Ranger4564
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That's true for many sites, but why participate? Find other places where it's not required, or just boycott the lot, and let them rot.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:53 | 4494677 ncdirtdigger
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Nor on ESPn. Which is why I make sure my dog watches the games she comments on.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:56 | 4492740 TahoeBilly2012
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Jesus Christ is Lord. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:10 | 4492748 the0ther
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even if you're right, he's irrelevant. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 07:04 | 4492909 prains
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Jesus has left the building

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:30 | 4493295 Woodhippie
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I doubt Jesus was even in the building.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:57 | 4493617 TBT or not TBT
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Given the earliest documents figuring Jesus in them date to a few decades after his death, and the gospel accounts differ from each other, it is a fair bet Jesus was a composite character, or a little re-imagined and spiffed up to sell. Lots of people were crucified back then over a very long span of time. Lots of religious stuff went on. Messiah stories were not new, even to he point of gods or God having a son and so forth.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:21 | 4493008 Zero Point
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And a little ashamed of you for saying so in this manner.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 13:33 | 4493779 FrY10cK
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Cheese is Christ.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:51 | 4492471 sunaJ
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There will always be sex involved in the sale of anything.  The most pious Catholic church taught us this ("don't hurt the innocent children!").  But this is something completely different.  It is the middleman for whatever you desire, because they will sell it to you.  Government? No problem.  Pedophiles?  The same.  That is the fundamentals of out latest roll-out in the SP500...they want you to want it.  Fuck them.  And fuck the idea of selling our own intimacies back to them.  They will tear down every door in search of a prophet...er...profit.

 

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:10 | 4492501 flacon
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I agree with the spirit of your post, however: Is there something morally wrong with searching for profit if the exchange is mutual and not coerced? If people are willing to pay for something then there is a profit potential, that's just how the world works. There is nothing wrong with PROFIT. 

 

I don't know about the rest of the Facebook users, but my account is totally free, I don't have to pay for anything, no monthly fees at all. 

 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:18 | 4492598 TheReplacement
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All your digital life r belong to us.  It wasn't free by a long shot.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 06:46 | 4492892 FreedomGuy
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Profit means simply having something left after expenses. It is neither moral nor immoral. It is accounting. You have to judge the service or product on its own.

For example if you hate guns and their manufacture it really does not make a difference whether the business profits or not,

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:17 | 4493061 BraveSirRobin
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Fraud and misrepresentation is not free exchange. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:39 | 4493129 nmewn
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There is nothing wrong with profit but it should throw up a red flag anytime, anything, is marketed or delivered as "free".

Its like the frrreeee complimentary breakfast at a hotel, does anyone really think the price is not a part of the overall bill whether you eat it or not? Its free to the surfer dude who strolls through and grabs something, sure...but somebody paid for it, just not him.

Same here, the hotel say's free breakfast! The gullible guest say's free breakfast! The surfer dude (in this case, a thief as well, so far) say's free breakfast!

Now, if he bangs your teenage daughter that he met at breakfast and gives her the clap or knocks her up, well, thats free too...and very much unexpected.

But he shouldn't have ever been allowed to eat for free in the first place ;-)

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:28 | 4493285 Woodhippie
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I would say you are paying for it.  You are paying with mined data and most likely facial recognition fodder for the surveilance machine.

You just aren't using Federal Reserve note currency.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:20 | 4496717 DrunkenMonkey
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You mean like a driving licence, passport etc. ?

The NSA/KGB/GCHQ et al don't need to pay for your info, they keep a copy of everything that passes thru any data cables they have access to.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:18 | 4492509 BLOTTO
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Also, you can find a lot of narcissistic people and it starts at an earlier age these days with young impressionable teens on these different type of digital social mediums.

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They sit 4 to a table in the food court ignoring each other while they all are texting to someone else at the other end of the mall...hows that going?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:20 | 4492519 flacon
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That's true. My theory is that women these days (and probably a whole lot of men) are totally corrupt, like a hard drive that is riddled with cancerous sectors. With many women their operating system won't even load. It's a total wipe-out. Running CHKDSK takes days and days and ends up hanging up. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:19 | 4492600 TheReplacement
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Use fsck.  It's what's for fixing drives.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:53 | 4493172 flacon
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Isn't fsck for eunichs? ;)

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:16 | 4492673 lewietheparrot
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Right on, sunaJ,

We sell a lot of sex at ZH, as an example---

I am a little surprised at the implied moral indignity of this article

I don't know a thing, though

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 07:49 | 4492931 Bokkenrijder
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Come on, the she was probably curious about sex/porn (yes, giuurls are curious too!) and I wouldn't be surprised if she got caught by her parents, and in prudish America that means that a quick excuse has to be made and (other!) people have to be blamed.

Why are you Yanks so bloody uptight about nudity and sex? I know it's cliche, but the US media are full of violence, crime, guns and war for ALL to see, but show a few naked titties, or say the word "fuck" out loud on TV and everybody has a heart attack and cries for (self)censorship!

p.s. FakeBook sucks ass

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:01 | 4493044 The Mist
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Agreed. I'm surprised ZH spends an article on some bullshit like this.

As if we don't know the internet is filled with pervs and porn.

If your 14 year old girl is signing up for a modelling app, you should have a proper chat with her anyway, because apparently she is reflecting her self esteem on her perceived appearance.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:45 | 4492456 Dealer
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Mike Krieger is a great writer, love reading his stuff.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:32 | 4493015 kaiserhoff
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Not bad as a writer, and his previous pieces on Facebook were spot on,

  but anyone who thinks American teenage girls are vulnerable and naive can't think for beans. 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:12 | 4496159 Tall Tom
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Most teenage girls are crazed little bubbleheads.

 

They will drive you out of your mind. Perhaps that is why I cannot think for beans.

 

And that is why there are laws to "protect" them.

 

It is unfortunate that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a law to protect anyone. Laws only provide PENALties for those CAUGHT violating them.

 

So, as an adult or parent, you must protect those bubbleheads from themselves.

 

WATCH AND LOVE YOUR CHILDREN. Become a part of thier life. They grow up too damned fast. and you'll miss the magical years. You may temporarily lose your mind and cannot think worth beans. That is a fair trade.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:48 | 4492463 A Nanny Moose
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Whores in training. FFS.

Unfortunately it ain't limited to the teenagers.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:27 | 4492726 UselessEater
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pedophiles, sicko's, exploitation of kids too young to know better and who are not actually told where their image ends up = kids being manipulated /used / groomed in a way even parents are not comprehending

That’s how 14-year-old Erica Lowder’s picture ended up on display to adult men online....were able to click through to the Indianapolis girl’s Facebook page.

a good article to point out to friends who have kids on FB

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:11 | 4493001 johnQpublic
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my friends two year old daughter is on facebook

 

and i dont even know what to say about that

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:29 | 4493288 akarc
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Thinking this is one of those case where action speaks louder than words. THere are some stupid people in this world. And then there are those that make stupid look brilliant. They will have her in a beauty pagent next

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:28 | 4493009 TN Jed
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If you really want to scare them, skip the NYT sob story, point them to Motherless where they can watch these girls blackmailed into stripping on these web cam shows.  I got friends in low places.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 15:44 | 4494152 johnQpublic
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DO NOT go to that site

theFBI monitors it

you will be arrested and jailed

REQUEST ADMN DELETE THAT POST ABOVE

serious as a heart attack

ask my relation

he was there for 17 seconds

2.5 years in jail without a trial yet

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:04 | 4496143 TN Jed
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That's crazy talk.  Everything is monitored and it's about as unknown as 4chan.  Don't kid yourself.  I have no problem providing proof of how quickly this web cam ad targeting can turn bad.  Happy to see the downvotes.  I pity kids these days with no room to be a dumb kid.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 03:02 | 4496235 MeelionDollerBogus
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honestly, I've been there, lots of content is perfectly legal. Anything that isn't does get removed on regular sweeps. They have to or the entire site would be gone. May be sick & wish you hadn't looked but you won't click anything illegal by accident.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:49 | 4492466 tony bonn
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facebook is a bucket of horse feces

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:57 | 4492484 RevRex
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That's ridiculous. Horse feces have actual uses, like fertilizing my garden.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:10 | 4492504 jon dough
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My bucket objects to your slander, too...

Fark farcebook.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:50 | 4492469 SilverIsMoney
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Deleted my facebook a week before they went public. I missed it for a month or so and now my only reminder of it's existence is ZH talking about it. Once you delete your FB - I MEAN DELETE IT BROS, DON'T HALF ASS IT WITH AN TEMP DELETE OR WHATEVER- DELETE IT! - you'll realize after a few months you can just txt the people you wanna talk to and al the crap your friends were posting there wasn't worth your time anyways.

 

Oh, btw... there's a reason it's free you dopes... just delete it for your own sake.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:57 | 4492486 therover
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I did one better...I NEVER used it and never will. And I forbid my 14 year old son from using it. Now the wife...she is hooked, but I aint budging.

Fuck Facebook.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:14 | 4492514 Indian_Goldsmith
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I deleted mine in 2011. I frankly think its a waste of time. Twitter is better. Very few ads. 

But teenage girls are so dumb, nothing can protect them I suppose except sharia law. Lol. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:25 | 4493281 akarc
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  1. Tracking (and Being Tracked) with Twitter - Business Security bizsecurity.about.com › Industry › Business Security › Privacy Issues
     

    So ... by using Creepy to collect information from Twitter, Flickr and other apps, you can track a subject's movements and create a composite map. According the ...

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:59 | 4496232 MeelionDollerBogus
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Every site, including ZH, has always been able to track the IP of who's connecting so there's little you can do about it. The Internet is made that way & TOR networks didn't defeat it, try as they may.

Twitter can't collect anything useful on me because that information doesn't go into the computer at all. It collects what I share publicly & I do so for public reasons. I advertise that JPMorgan is a fucking fraud and I tweet that Nanex exposes market fraud as does Bill Black (http://www.twitter.com/williamkblack) and of course @WilliamBanzai7 is on there too.

Fuck 'em if they don't like it, it's public & intended to be.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:27 | 4496187 Tall Tom
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Laws do not protect people. Laws only provide for a punishment when someone is CAUGHT violating them.

 

Unfortunately you are right. Teenage girls are bubbleheads. There is no rhyme or reason in thier behavior. There is no rationality. Then the hormones are on and off.

 

Lock them all up...until they are Fifty. LOL

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:35 | 4492542 garypaul
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My FB account wanted me to confirm my secret question because they were having hacker problems. I tried several times but I couldn't remember it. Instead of bothering to search for it - I just didn't bother going on FB anymore! It's been 7 months, and I couldn't care less!

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:22 | 4493271 akarc
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yepper, you just think you get off face book. But then it's de internet mon.......

  1. Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by ... www.theguardian.com › ... › World news › The NSA files
     
    The Guardian 

    2 days ago - Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Yahoo: 'A whole ...

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:12 | 4492592 kchrisc
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But I want to be your "Friend" and share lots of boring minutiae of my life with you so that I feel less insignificant than I am. We can also swap notes on DWTS, Honey Boo Boo and Miley Cyrus.

Plus, ZH makes my head hurt from thinking.

Please, please be my "Friend."--"I Friend you long time."

 

                                     /sarc

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:16 | 4493004 RafterManFMJ
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I see no reason we cannot have the FaceFook experience here on ZeroHedge. Here, I'll go first.

I just had a swank dinner at that exclusive local restaurant that's so popular! Here is a photo of me in a booth so you know I'm not lying.

A shame you have neither the cash nor connections to do the same.

Now here is a video of my cat eating a baloney sammich.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:56 | 4493037 General Decline
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Lol. We're the fuck is the like button??

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:15 | 4493240 Rough-Trader
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I am going to post this article to facebook before leaving it.

I had a tea twice today, had a nap, and earlier in the morning trained knockdown karate for 2 hours!

Lol lol.  Do you want a pic?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:56 | 4492479 beavertails
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Facebook exploiting teenage girls, say it ain't so.  Now back to young ladies figure skating.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:16 | 4493244 akarc
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Brilliant, except you left out the gymnasts. Whose coaches I would let no where near my daughter/

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:56 | 4492483 FrankDrakman
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"The most gullible members of society - teenage girls".

 

Hoo-boy. Just wait until the feminazis read that!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:01 | 4492492 RevRex
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That is a lie. The most gullible members of society are Obama voters who HAD a job.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:15 | 4492671 Anusocracy
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Those who believe government is needed.

If we didn't have government, all those people in government would be stealing from us and enslaving us.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:14 | 4493238 akarc
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"If we didn't have government, all those people in government would be stealing from us and enslaving us."

No, we would do it to each other. Oh wait a second, Im sorry, we do, do it to each other. Thats how we got in the shape to begin with.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:39 | 4492686 drstrangelove73
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They win hands down,and may a thousand Demons howl them to their rest

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:13 | 4493233 akarc
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The most gullible members of society think that there is a difference between one political party or the other and some of them still have jobs. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:09 | 4492747 401K of Dooom
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Don't worry Mr. Drakman, they are too busy defending the future commander-in-chief, billary Benghazi!  Btw, weren't you the same Drakman who used to post around the American Spectator site?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:19 | 4492753 the0ther
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as if such women read this website. you've met women right?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:36 | 4492490 syntaxterror
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Fuck you Suckerberg. I hope the NSA and British spy agencies record this losers cam feed and perform all of the other privacy invasion bullshit that this faggot loves.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:22 | 4492607 TheReplacement
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You think they haven't already?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:10 | 4492506 suz
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No problem, tilt the scale, time to boaycott

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:12 | 4492508 Downtoolong
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“Lean In”

Now, bend over.

See, it’s easy.

Sincerely,

Your big sister Sheryl Sandberg

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:43 | 4492557 dexter_morgan
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married to a goldboyg even......

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:36 | 4492626 mark mchugh
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Loved that comment, DTL!

Sandberg is the disease here, more so than Zuckerberg.  She made her bones promoting click fraud at Google, this is the next logical step for her.  She is a case study in Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  The book iced it.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:18 | 4492752 the0ther
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don't forget Randi Zuckerberg. she may be the herpes to Sandberg's AIDS. or the other way around?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 13:50 | 4493842 mark mchugh
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Sorry Bro, but I would not paint Randi with the same brush.  She left Facebarf in 2011 and from the little I know, I can't say I see the same set of twisted motivations.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:28 | 4492515 franciscopendergrass
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 "The routine exploitation of the weakness and most gullible members of society ..."  Isn't that what religions, government and politicians do?  Facebook is really no different than a religion with its ability to gain followers and has influence over the masses like a politician.  In addition, it is a surveillance tool of our beloved government.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:17 | 4492518 A Lunatic
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There is a very fine line between advertising and NSA spy programs........

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:20 | 4492520 Johnny Cocknballs
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This dispatch re Zuckerfuck from Roi Tov is...pretty weird... 

Octopus Zuckerberg Fights Torah-Burning Nazis

p.s. The article notes that an Israeli newspaper described this cartoon as "brilliantly anti-Semitic" which is yet another illustration of how that term is primarily used, nowadays, as a red herring/distractor in the face of valid criticism.  Here, that Netanyahu, warmongering cunt that he is, has poisoned the peace process.  But, he's Jewish, and the head of the Jewish state, so naturally, criticizing him is....hatred of all Jews, and not just hatred of one Jew, Netanyahu, who deserves to be hated. This all said, criticism of the German cartoon that featured Zuckerfuck.... closer question. Tov has a point, but you can see someone finding it playing to long standing racist cartoon images.  However, claiming the Bibi cartoon is was nothing more than a completely bullshit employment of the term.  The fact the newspaper could do this speaks to an abject lack of shame and, I think, sense of never-being-wrong amongst many Israelis.  How can you do anything wrong if you are the eternal victim {and chosen by God Herself!}, and if they blame you anyway, therefore, it can only be out of hate...  which means never having to say your sorry, and getting away with being racist death-dealers while getting away with accusing everyone else of only criticizing you out of racial antipathy.

Cute.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:52 | 4496222 MeelionDollerBogus
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"It's a trick, we always use it"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGVPBO9_cA

An Israeli describes strategic use of accusations of anti-semitism, clearly a fraud, to control censorship through public shaming & other political or legal consequences.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:34 | 4492541 Spastica Rex
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I have a 14 year old daughter. She removed herself from Facebook over a year ago. I would not ever call her weak or gullible.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:44 | 4492558 medium giraffe
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Well, that's probably because Daddy isn't an utter fuckwit and is likely doing a pretty good job of honing the young Ms. Rex's BS detector.   

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:12 | 4492749 401K of Dooom
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Actually it appears that she is well on her way to becoming an adult.  Good for her.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:42 | 4492553 dexter_morgan
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:47 | 4492562 XRAYD
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The origins of FB at Harvard were to "hook up"!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:49 | 4492565 dexter_morgan
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Till the CIA/NSA/FBI seized the opportuniy to use it as a citizen data gathering tool.....

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:15 | 4492593 Bob
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Or realized its potential and paid a few bucks for the access.  Money is money, after all. 

It's legal, right?

All in the contract and everything!

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 23:49 | 4492566 hairball48
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Serves parents right if their daughters end up in the porn industry via FaceFuck, ah Facebook.

It seems to an old redneck like me that parents over the last 30 years have decided that checking on what their children do is an "invasion of their privacy". Yeah? well don't bitch when your kids do all the stupid shit they do. Be a parent, or not.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:37 | 4492630 adr
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I knew two girls that put themselves through $50k a year college working at a local strip club while I was in school.

They graduated with advanced degrees without owing a dime.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:51 | 4492703 HoleInTheDonut
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Paid all their tuition in one dollar bills?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:08 | 4492744 John_Coltrane
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I guess the logical question to ask is:  why did they need an advanced degree if they could pull in $50K/year (and that's tax free folks)?

Instead of not owing a dime they would have close to $120K ($20K/year living expenses) of investable assets upon "graduating" from stripper school.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:06 | 4493210 akarc
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It is done more often than one might think.  Hell, I'd spin on a pole for new Harley but my luck I wouldn't even get a vespa.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:15 | 4495850 SameAsItEverWas
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I guess the logical question to ask is:  why did they need an advanced degree if they could pull in $50K/year (and that's tax free folks)?

That's a stupid question because "college girls" are often the highest-paid sex workers.  It's not just money they're making. They're learning how to manipulate men into giving them what they want, which might be worth many millions over their future career or entrepeneurship.  They might even get a firm offer of employment long before graduation, while their classmates could be working as unpaid interns even after graduation.  Who's meeting the rich and powerful?

The best sex workers truly enjoy their work, not just for good money, the health benefits of being able to dance while working (and free of cigarette smoke), the flexible hours, but most of all for the satisfaction of being in control of men eagerly shoveling money at them.  A friend of mine was making $300/hr doing private peep show, which sure beat the $12/hr she had made as a secretary, and this was when she had two teenagers and was pushing 40.  A super-hot coed with brains could make a steady $1000/hr in a major city without risking any communicable diseases.

P.S. What makes you think it's tax-free?  Just because they're making good money doesn't mean they're breaking the law.  Keeping up good appearances could mean a lot of legit business expenses.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:23 | 4496081 FredFlintstone
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Preach it, sister!

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:49 | 4496219 MeelionDollerBogus
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Because when girls look old they can't get the work anymore, what they can get is ugly.

The degree works for when the girls look wrinkled & tired and no one will pay more than $10 a lap dance... and probably not with them.

A hooker can put in more years by virtue that the clientele is old enough to settle for one their age, paid is paid & if she can work it, she can work it.

Had quite the selection at my last escort driving job, skinny, fat, old, young, whatever the clientele wanted, though normally skinny & 20's was typical.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:26 | 4492960 jbvtme
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and you knew this because they posted some selfies on facebook?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:24 | 4496085 FredFlintstone
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They always tell you they are putting themselves through school. So naive...

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:10 | 4492590 Bob
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This is a great series.  Big Props, Mike!

I often find myself appreciating Mike's work here, but never actually . . . wait for it . . . clicked thru until today.

Lots of fucking great material there.   

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:50 | 4492702 Atomizer
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Facebook - Is a CIA Profile Database | 2006 video, we warned you. Live with your consequences.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:16 | 4492595 besnook
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what is missing from the article is the fact that the owners of the sites trolling for young girls are likely members of the same tribe as fuckerberg.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:04 | 4492661 besnook
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the tribe runs the video/internet porn business. own the reality.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:14 | 4492750 John_Coltrane
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You must understand there wouldn't be an internet without porn.  That was the key motivation of the geeks who developed the graphics based platform.  Shopping and social media came much later almost and afterthought.  All the orignal message boards (if you know what those were you remember when files were interchanged using FTP protocol before html was fully implemented) with huge user bases were sex oriented.

 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:46 | 4496212 MeelionDollerBogus
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Actually no, not just FTP, quite a lot was using uuencode on usenet instead of FTP. It consumed massive bandwidth & more server space than torrents but it worked. Eventually many usenet servers stopped carrying heavy loads of groups so you'd have to subscribe separately, often for money, to get them at another server but once you did (and still can) you'd get a lot of reliable files. It was just so far off the beaten path, so far different than ftp, web or even torrents, even a lot of the anti-piracy crowd never figured it out.

It's just too much hassle to get a bazillion text files, uudecode them and then you've got .zips or .mp3s to work with, but frequently it was multipart rar, arj or zip files and that threw them another loop. Too many steps for people who were very dumb, trying to comprehend & intercept. Not low-hanging fruit, so it was ignored.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:56 | 4492992 WTFx10
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The tribe runs the world. The evidence is hidden in plain site how else does Israel get away with what it does?

 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:03 | 4493202 akarc
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By kicking some serious ass when need be. Jezz how many impotent men are on this site anyway that must spend so much time boosting their iinferior egos by bashing those who got no problem fighting for themselves.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:41 | 4496209 MeelionDollerBogus
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGVPBO9_cA

cheese please!

for da popez

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:34 | 4492622 adr
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My mom saw Taken and told me it is incredible that someone can think up a movie like that. Like that would really happen.

I told my poor naive mother that the movie was pretty much a documentary and even a bit weak on the human trafficking front.

She asked who would really do that. I said people who call us cattle.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:56 | 4492707 chindit13
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Elements of the Chinese PLA are running a business where they drug and kidnap young girls from neighboring countries and auction them off in China to the wealthy and to the growing class of forlorn males suffering under China's declining gender demographic.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:01 | 4493194 akarc
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And the U.S. is chock full of customers. We make laws against drug, prostitution, pornography, slavery and then we consume the hell out of it. "God Bless America............." Excuse me while I puke. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:48 | 4492733 freedogger
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Yeah read an ama on Reddit about human trafficking from an fbi investigator. It is big and growing even in the USA. Pretty disturbing.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 00:41 | 4492634 Northern Lights
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Not surprised how facebook is targetting young women/girls.

In North America something like 60% of them are emotional wrecks and taking some kind of perscribed psychological drug to help them make it through the day.

Of the 2 genders, they're the most narcissistic.  When they dress up like ho's, they're not doing it for the attention from guys, but rather, to out-do the other girl.  That's right, they're competiting against each other.  I made my own personal observations over the years in crowded subways and bus-stops where broads actually are checking each other out and looking at what style the other is wearing and these are businesswomen for Christsakes.

As for the webcam sites, Facebooks just playing the odds.  You have to figure at least 1 out of 10 will actually look into becoming a cam-girl.  Fuck, it's the easiest way to make a quick couple hundred so they can run right out and buy those lululemon tights and 7 inch heels after showing off their pooter's.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:55 | 4492692 kareninca
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Haha, a guy's observational "data". Actually, women for the most part check out other women's clothing because they are simply interested.  They like clothing, it fascinates them, it is a form of self-expression, an art form.  If you see a woman checking out another woman's outfit, ninety-five percent of the time it is simply intense interest, looking at a combo that maybe they will want to try, wondering if it would work on them or on their mom or their friend.

You are right that women do not dress up for men.  They dress up for themselves (again, fun self-expression) and because it is the social norm.  As a female who never dresses up (ugh), I have pondered this a bit, and asked my fellow females.  If you want to see real/ugly competition among females, you will see it in the area of personal beauty and figure, not clothing; clothing is actually a neutral ground (since anyone can do it).

I do not think that teenage girls are narcissistic at all in the respect that matters most.  The definition of narcissism:  "long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet."  Come on, teenage girls are typically very empathetic and care about other people and fluffy little animals, albeit in dopey ways.  They are often overly concerned with their appearances, but that is not narcissism.  And, people only notice the girls who are "narcissistically" grubbing for attention; the ones who aren't don't get noticed and so aren't seen as counter-evidence.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:47 | 4493026 RafterManFMJ
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Spin, hamster, spin!

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:58 | 4493187 akarc
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actually kareninca is spot on. The only thiing she left out is a womans ability to make a man jump through hoops while allowing him to think he's in control the whole time.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:53 | 4493599 quartshort
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$280 pairs of bling jeans say you need more self reflection.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:13 | 4492668 ebworthen
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Typical.

And those young nerds were going to free the world and make it a better place.

Low and behold they are greedy crony capitalists with no spine, ethics, or moral compass.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:54 | 4493174 akarc
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They may not free it, but they will feed it via Farmville.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:55 | 4493181 overmedicatedun...
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if you need a reason to vomit, buffet just gave you one:

"Charlie and I have always considered a 'bet' on ever-rising U.S. prosperity to be a very close to a sure thing," Buffett, 83, said in his annual letter, referring to his 90-year-old vice chairman Charlie Munger. "America's best days lie ahead."

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:36 | 4496196 MeelionDollerBogus
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The ones trying to free the world are making updates to Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu (I question Canonical itself, now, however; I'm using Mint which is Ubuntu with some bundling) and those trying to make things like Mintbox, Cotton Candy (portable linux computer, very small) and Freedombox (not implemented yet, apparently it's harder than planned).

I've also used Gentoo & liked it, never used PuppyLinux but seen it used on youtube & it looks decent & small, ideal for older computers.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:18 | 4492675 DaveA
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Cleaning out my aunt's estate, I found hundreds of Christmas letters. Each one provided a year-end update on exactly three topics: great achievements by the writer's children, expensive vacations taken, and health problems.

Facebook is like getting a Christmas letter from everyone you know, every single day.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:21 | 4493007 monad
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A Holiday Kard with toothmarks on it from Gestapo rats and many turds from shanda Zuckerberg's corporate cronies

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:31 | 4492682 Seize Mars
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Wait, Zuckerberg is a shitbag? You mean the unintelligent second rate non-programmer who stole the entire codebase for fraudbook from his college friends, used his crony connections to capital markets to leverage the thing up, profiting from a fake business model with stolen code...that Zuckerberg?

Yes, the whole thing is a complete shit show.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:38 | 4492687 Atomizer
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Well said, small correction. A complete shit storm.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:52 | 4493167 akarc
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And America bought it hook line and sinker. 

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:55 | 4493384 Seize Mars
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Well I don't doubt for a mnute that it's fun and convenient to chat with your friends and so on, share pictures, et cetera. But it's not a business. There is no revenue.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:28 | 4496194 MeelionDollerBogus
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There is now. It isn't enough to make sense for a valuation above 50 cents/share (price, not earnings!) but it's there.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:28 | 4496192 MeelionDollerBogus
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Not just America. I'm Canadian and I've met all of 3 people, ever, who refuse to use facebook. Even the old grannies are in it though their reasons are the same as scrap book albums of the grandkids, which is entirely different than how young people use it.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:41 | 4492698 tip e. canoe
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“There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Dear Sheryl, there's an extra special place for women whose wealth is dependent upon the exploitation of child women on the verge of discovering their sexuality. Can't wait to like you there.

More gems on the "empowerment of women" in the Sandburg below
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/sherylsand417341.html

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:53 | 4492701 kareninca
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So if some foolish teenage girl sends a indecent photo of herself via her cellphone to a friend, she can be charged with underaged porn (incredibly that happens now), but Zuckerberg can make a fortune on real inducement to real underage porn, and there are no legal consequences.  How nice.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:03 | 4492712 Atomizer
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https://www.facebook.com/policies/

How one monetizes debt to repay shareholders.

User Payments Terms

https://www.facebook.com/payments_terms

If you like my post, hit the click farm thumbs up. winks

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:04 | 4492714 dexter_morgan
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its good to work for da tribe

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:49 | 4493161 akarc
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If by tribe you refer to the Corporate/Government Alliance that dictates what you will do while it does as it please and you help to support then you may be onto something that Americans of all colors, races and religions (or lack thereof) should claim responsibility for and get of their collectives asses and do somethining about.

If your referring to the never ending illegal immigrant, black, jewish, bogeyman meme so many here seem to delight in as a possible way to divert attention away from the real enemy, then you are the problem and possibly opaid by the Koch brothers to spread the poison.   

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:08 | 4492745 the0ther
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get with the times you old-school, white-knight dupes. it's a new world, women (and their young daughters) are just reaping what they've spent decades sowing. protect them? are you nuts? as if they want that, and it sure won't be met with gratitude. 

those from the generation of my father and my grandfather, they left home at 14. for the most part these little 14 year old fuckbook chicks know exactly what they're doing. let them go off and start a life, coddling them is beyond stupid. they'll do what they want. they're more willful than Eric Cartman. 

and what are you going to do about it anyway? they're beyond your control. and hormonal. deal with it.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:15 | 4492751 401K of Dooom
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I knew it!  I knew it!  Facebook was too good to be true!  I told my colleague at work that Iwould not touch their stock with a ten foot pole.  So I lost out on a "Heady" profit?  Who cares.  Just wait until the Tsunami of lawsuits come in and take out Facebook.  Especially the ones from East Saint Louis and Madison County, Mississippi ( I think ).  In some places juries can be convinced with the flimsiest arguments.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 03:23 | 4492756 John_Coltrane
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Isn't the real problem with all social media sites (naturally, as a hypocrite, I exclude ZH from that category) that they are a complete waste of time?  And your lifetime is finite-you will die and no, you won't be floating on a cloud strumming a harp.  Especially when you're young and healthy you should be out learning how to  do real things.  It could be as simple as walking your dog or dancing or as complex as learning about chaos theory and diophantine equations.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:22 | 4496170 MeelionDollerBogus
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Depends what you do with them:

My primary purpose for social sites is to gather news that is not typical or is censored from the mainstream, which is most of what I want.
Anything important to do with finance is going to be on blogs, never the mainstream news. Ever.
Anything to do with important military deployments is only propaganda if it's not from a blog. If it is from a blog it may still be propaganda but I'll watch for cited sources & presentation to see key phrases & biases that will let me know if what I'm reading is probably not to be trusted. When in doubt, trust nothing.

Facebook wouldn't let me keep sharing financial news, especially about the IPO fraud with Goldman Sachs of Facebook, featuring Max Keiser.
Gee, big surprise. Account: de-activated. Never used ever again.
Everything else so far has been friendly enough though trying to push boundaries to identify me other than just login & password. I refuse to comply at all times. I've never needed to give that information to use the sites before & I never will. I'll go offline forever before giving in.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:07 | 4492826 Rising Sun
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Zuckerberg should be labeled a pedophile.

 

A nice character assasination campaign ought to make this little fucker think again when recruiting girls to make his billions.

 

Rot in hell PIG ZUCKERBERG!!!!

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:40 | 4493334 optimator
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Zuckerberg= Sugarmountain.  What's in a name.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:24 | 4492842 MedicalQuack
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Yes I deleted my Facebook account years ago, probably about 6 years ago, way before "like" was around.  That was before it became "evil" and with my blog I had too many folks emailing me there and it took up too much of my time...anyway, the PBS special on Generation "Like" was really good...you can see a teenage boy transformed there from being a skateboard enthusiasts to being a scum bag to get views...at 13 years old...kind of sad.

 

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/02/generation-like-relentless-market...

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:45 | 4492861 muleskinner
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I don't want to share hell with any of those jews, none of them.

There has got to be another hell reserved for jews.

Hitler will be there to welcome them.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 06:52 | 4492899 Satan
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Prepare to spend all eternity at the Silverman Bar Mitzvah.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:27 | 4492961 StychoKiller
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I see what you did there, you devil!  :>D

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:38 | 4493126 akarc
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Be careful what you ask for

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:39 | 4493326 optimator
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At the entrance they will be greeting by a virgin.  that's the good news.  the bad news is its Golda Meir!

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:16 | 4496164 MeelionDollerBogus
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Why would you say something like that? Jews in general are not the problem & Zionists in particular are not all Jews, while many Jews are strictly NOT Zionist, not enslavers, not nasty or evil.

In fact I've got the most religious persecution, as an atheist, from Christians. NONE from Jews, none from Muslims. They know I'm atheist & have no problem with it. It's only the fucknut Christians that feel they need to destroy my life in every possible way to make me obedient to their crazy gawd.

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