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Facebook Friends As ‘Big Brother’: Mom Knows About Your Spanx and Bike Shorts Fetish

This one's good for a lot of things.

Facebook friends’ judgments of online purchasing habits have an effect on spending, according to one study. In The ‘Conspicuous Purchase’ Effect by David Neal and Claudia Townsend, the authors say Facebook and Twitter sharing icons attached to a product’s web page can influence a consumer’s decision-making. The Wall Street Journal‘s “Ideas Market” blog reports that when people factor in their social network connections, they think twice about potentially embarrassing purchases: Read More

JUICY FBI FILES OF NERD GODS IN SLIDESHOW FORMAT

The Annotated Steve Jobs FBI File: Apple Founder Was a Manipulative Druggie

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The Legitimately Important Takeaway

The FBI file of one Steve Paul Jobs has now been released! While knowing the character makeup of the deified technology person isn’t nearly as exciting for Apple fans as the day of release for all the wonderful shiny gadgets his legacy is constructed of, for a segment of the human population skeptical of Jobs’ status as a Thundergod of Nerddom, it’s quite a thrill. So: Why does it exist? And what’s in it? Read More