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Author Topic: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'  (Read 2424 times)

zridling

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Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:28:28 PM »
"A Facebook spokesman said: users should "take precautions" and be careful when meeting up with anyone they have met online."
http://www.telegraph...ise-in-syphilis.html



Who knew that banging just anyone wouldn't be totally safe?  :P (picture unrelated; I just liked it)

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 11:43:44 AM »
Interesting twist to this story: http://thenextweb.co...k-shorthand-scandal/

Seems "facebook" has become a generic synonym for "social media site" for news sites looking for more traffic.

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 03:47:56 PM »
... and ignore the difference between correlation and causation.

This is even more important to me than using Facebook as a generic synonym as it represent conscious deceit on behalf of journalists and media to misinform the public. Correlation does not imply causation!

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 07:58:20 PM »
... and ignore the difference between correlation and causation.

This is even more important to me than using Facebook as a generic synonym as it represent conscious deceit on behalf of journalists and media to misinform the public. Correlation does not imply causation!

Yes, it does! And any news site caught doing that loses all credibility in my eyes. I'm not even sure I will cut some slack to the sites that didn't know and repeated the claims. If you are reporting news, you are supposed to check the facts and not just repeat what other news sources report and take it as truth, assuming they checked their facts and therefore you don't have to.

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 08:59:22 PM »
Right, so who are the Vulcan looking make-out twins in the far left corner?

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 02:23:36 AM »
Remember, most traditional media sees the "internets" as a threat. Just as spurious polls are headlined daily -- "Salt will cut 15 years off your life!" "Eggs will cause heart disease!" -- it further reinforces the notion not to trust anything online as real or true.

Too bad the internet keeps an archive!

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 08:22:29 AM »
Wow.

Good to know.

(And to think all this time I was blaming Canada.)  ;)

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« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 08:30:05 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 08:29:34 AM »
Right, so who are the Vulcan looking make-out twins in the far left corner?

Hey! Isn't that T'Prynn and Delvok - Surak's daughter & T'Mir's son?

vulcan-nerd.jpgFacebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'

P.S. I don't know about the rest of you - but I find photos like the above to be seriously weird.  ;D
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 08:38:36 AM by 40hz »