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Femion » 2007 » November » 4

Gazette #27 Contradictory Edits

November 4th, 2007

The Math behind Facebook
My editor requested that I write a column involving Facebook or the internet. So I wrote him this, about theories in a book I read this summer and applying it to Facebook. When I got to the Gazette meeting for that week, he told me it wasn’t ‘opinionated’ enough. So, I gave him carte blanche to edit it to his level of opinionatedness, telling him to go with the conclusion that “facebook imitates life”.
That’s what he did, at least in the first couple of paragraphs. But the problem is that my editor seems to have a deep hatred of Facebook (see the article about ‘Who’s using your personal information?’) and decided to include the line - It also goes to show that who you can be connected to on Facebook might not have so much to do with how popular you are., which contradicts my original opinion.
I’m not too upset about it. I don’t think anyone other than myself noticed it, but maybe I should pay more attention to the edited ‘opinions’ next time.

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